Cucumber mint cooler is refreshing and hydrating drink that combines the crisp and mild flavor of cucumber with the cool, aromatic essence of fresh mint. This delightful drink is often served chilled, making it a perfect choice for hot days and revitalizing option to quench your thirst during Ramadan.
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About This Recipe
Cucumber mint cooler is refreshing and easy-to-make beverage. Ideal for summertime and also a super drink for cooling down during the hotter days of Ramadan. The uniqueness of this drink comes from fresh cucumbers, tangy lemon juice and aromatic essence of mint. This pairing creates a hydrating and rejuvenating concoction that can revitalize even on the warm days.
Cucumber Lemon Mint Cooler is a light and thirst-quenching drink. It not only cools you down but also helps cleanse your body. It’s simple to put together and mixes the freshness of cucumber, the tangy taste of lemon, and the fragrant mint leaves.
The result is a visually appealing elegant drink that’s not only palate-pleasing but also boasts potential health benefits. Cucumber mint coolers can be tailored to individual tastes. Serve over ice, garnish with thin cucumber slices and sprigs of mint, this drink is is a crowd-pleaser. It’s visually stimulating with the floating green hues of cucumber and mint, and its aroma is inviting and fresh.
Cucumber Mint Cooler Ingredients
Salad Cucumber: Choose a fresh and crisp salad cucumber for a mild and hydrating base. It adds a subtle sweetness and a refreshing quality to the cooler.
Sugar: Adjust the sweetness to your preference. Sugar enhances the overall flavor profile. Provides a delightful balance to the natural freshness of cucumber and mint.
Mint Leaves: Fresh mint leaves contribute a burst of aromatic freshness, creating a cool and rejuvenating sensation in every sip. Muddle or tear the leaves to release their essential oils.
Lemon: Lemon juice adds a zesty and citrusy kick, elevating the flavor of the cooler. Adjust the quantity based on your taste preference to achieve the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.
Himalayan Rock Salt: A pinch of Himalayan rock salt enhances the overall taste. Providies a subtle savory element that complements the sweetness and acidity, creating a well-rounded flavor profile.
Ice Cubes: Ice cubes are essential for serving the cooler chilled. They keep the drink refreshing and perfect for hot days or as a hydrating option during iftar.
Water: Pure and cool water forms the base of the cooler, blending all the flavors together. Adjust the water quantity to achieve your preferred concentration.
Cucumber Slices and Mint Leaves (for garnishing): Presentation matters! Garnish your cucumber mint cooler with cucumber slices and fresh mint leaves to add a visually appealing touch to your drink.
Cucumber Mint Cooler
The Cucumber Mint Cooler with a splash of lemon juice captivates and refreshes from the first sip. Subtle, almost grassy notes of fresh cucumber with the bright, clean burst of mint is simply rejuvenating. The addition of lemon juice lends a citrusy zing that elevates the concoction, adding tart edge that beautifully contrasts with the sweetness of the drink.
A little bit of sweetness is added for a great taste. A small amount of sea salt helps to make all the flavors even better, offering a rich and satisfying taste. Served over a generous helping of ice, this refreshing summer drink will be the ultimate escape on balmy afternoons or warm evenings. As the ice slowly melts, it mingles with the flavors, ensuring that each sip is well chilled and just as satisfying as the last.
This thirst quencher; is a celebration of freshness, a nod to the art of mixology, and a visual delight. A treat that indulges the palate, uplifts the spirit, and enlivens the senses on those languid, sun-drenched days. Whether you are hosting a garden party, lounging by the pool, or simply seeking an escape from the heat, cucumber mint coolers offer a sip of summer in every glass.
This recipe of Lemon Cucumber Mint Cooler is by Suhaina of My Singapore Kitchen. Thank you Suhaina for being part of my ‘Global Ramadan Event – Joy From Fasting To Feasting’.
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- 1 Salad Cucumber
- 3-4 tbsp. Sugar
- 8-10 Mint leaves
- 3 tbsp. Lemon juice
- 1 pinch Himalayan rock salt
- 3 cups Water
- Ice cubes, to serve
- Cucumber rings and mint leaves for garnishing
How To Make Cucumber Mint Cooler
Prepare the Ingredients:
- Wash the salad cucumber thoroughly. Peel if desired, and slice it into thin rounds or chunks.
- Clean and pat dry the mint leaves.
- Cut a lemon and extract 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice.
- Gather Himalayan rock salt, sugar, and ice cubes.
Muddle the Mint:
- In a large pitcher, place the mint leaves. Use a muddler or the back of a spoon to gently crush the mint leaves. This helps release their aromatic oils.
Combine Cucumber and Sugar:
- Add the sliced cucumber to the pitcher with muddled mint.
- Sprinkle 3-4 tablespoons of sugar over the cucumber and mint. Adjust the sweetness according to your taste preference.
Add Lemon Juice:
- Pour in 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice for a zesty kick.
Include Himalayan Rock Salt:
- Add a pinch of Himalayan rock salt to enhance the overall flavor. Adjust according to your taste.
Blend and Strain (Optional):
- If you prefer a smoother texture, use a blender to blend the ingredients until smooth. Strain the mixture to remove any pulp.
- Pour 3 cups of water into the pitcher. Stir the mixture well to combine all the flavors.
Chill and Serve:
- Place the pitcher in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 1-2 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
Garnish and Serve:
- When ready to serve, fill glasses with ice cubes. Pour the cucumber mint cooler over the ice.
- Garnish each glass with cucumber rings and mint leaves for a visually appealing touch.
- Sip and savor the refreshing goodness of your homemade Cucumber Mint Cooler. Perfect for staying cool and hydrated!
Tips and Variations:
- Adjust Sweetness: Taste the cooler before serving and adjust the sweetness by adding more sugar if needed.
- Infuse with Fruits: Enhance the flavor by adding slices of lemon, lime, or even a handful of berries during the blending process.
- Sparkling Variation: Add a splash of sparkling water or soda for a fizzy twist.
- Herbal Infusion: Experiment with additional herbs like basil or cilantro for unique flavor profiles.
- Cucumber Ribbons: Instead of rings, create cucumber ribbons using a vegetable peeler for an elegant garnish.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 41gProtein: 1g
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.