Minted Cucumber Nojitos

Fresh ingredients, including lemon, lime, mint, and cucumber, join our homemade simple syrup in this easy and refreshing drink recipe.

Minted Cucumber No-Jitos
Photo: Blaine Moats
Start To Finish Time:
20 mins


  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • cup lime juice

  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves

  • ½ cup Simple Syrup

  • 1 small cucumber, very thinly sliced

  • Ice cubes

  • 4 cup lemonade drink, chilled

  • 1 1 liter bottle club soda, chilled

Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water


  1. In a large pitcher, combine lemon juice and lime juice; add mint leaves and Simple Syrup. Using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon, crush leaves and stir together well. Add cucumber and ice. Pour lemonade and club soda into pitcher. Serve immediately.

Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to a boil. Transfer to a heat-proof pitcher and refrigerate until well chilled, about 30 minutes. (Can be made ahead. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 months.) Makes 2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

97 Calories
25g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 97
% Daily Value *
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 17.1mg 86%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 141mg 3%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*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.

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