Cucumber Mojito

During our recent trip to Seattle, we enjoyed fish and chips at Duke’s Chowder house.  Not only was my meal there delicious, but so, too, was my cocktail.  I was torn between two specialty drinks on the menu: the cucumber mojito and the orange mojito.  I asked our server for his recommendation, and while he admitted that the cucumber mojito was a local favorite, he preferred the orange version of the drink.  I went with his suggestion (and enjoyed it immensely) but was still curious about the cucumber drink.  So…upon our return home I looked up a recipe and put my hottie resident bartender to work.  I’ll never know how Duke’s version compares, but I can assure you that the recipe we tried is about as refreshing a summer drink as one could hope for.  Dangerously refreshing, even, because it’s easy to sip away and forget that there’s alcohol in the drink.  You’ve been warned :)

Ingredients:

2 oz. rum
5 slices skinned cucumbers
3 lime wedges
1 sprig fresh mint
2 t. brown sugar
1 oz. club soda

Directions:

In a highball glass, muddle cucumber with lime wedges, mint, rum and sugar.  Fill glass with ice.  Splash with club soda.  Garnish with mint and cucumber slice.  Enjoy.

SOURCE: Camelback Inn, Scottsdale

2 Replies to “Cucumber Mojito”

  1. Ooooh, that could be dangerous, especially since I *LOVE* cucumbers!!!! I had a strawberry basil fusion martini the other night at Seasons 52 (do y’all have those in AZ?) and it was the same thing….so good, that before I knew it, I had indulged in 2!!!!

  2. Duke’s is the best and they use Amsterdam Vodka infused with cucumber the cane sugar the rim of the glass mmm mm mmm

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