Recipes and Cooking Lemon-Cucumber Refresher Be the first to rate & review! Cool off with this cucumber-lemon drink, one of our most invigorating summer cocktails. If you're not a rum fan, spoke this Lemon-Cucumber Refresher with gin or vodka instead. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on February 2, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Start To Finish Time: 10 mins Servings: 1 Yield: 1 cocktail Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 5 cucumber slices 3 tablespoon (1 1/2 ounces) light rum 4 ½ teaspoon (3/4 ounce) lemon juice 4 teaspoon (about 3/4 ounce) Simple Syrup Ice cubes Cucumber slices (optional) Simple Syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup water Directions Place 5 cucumber slices in a cocktail shaker. To muddle, gently crush cucumber with the back of a spoon. Add rum, lemon juice, and Simple Syrup. Add ice cubes; cover and shake until very cold. Strain liquid into an ice-filled glass. If desired, garnish with additional cucumber slices. Simple Syrup In a small saucepan combine sugar and water. Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. (The syrup is done when it is completely clear and the surface is covered with bubbles.) Remove from heat; cool. Store, covered, in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 154 Calories 15g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 1 Calories 154 % Daily Value * Sodium 4mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 15g 5% Total Sugars 11g Protein 1g Vitamin C 12.4mg 62% Calcium 20.2mg 2% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 219mg 5% Folate, total 12.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.