Cucumber-Mint Vodka Sour

Cucumber-Mint Vodka Sour cocktail

The cucumber-mint vodka sour is a cocktail traditionally made with gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and the addition of cucumbers and mint. The drink was popular in the United States in the 1950s before falling out of popularity. This cocktail is a delicious drink that is refreshing and has a slightly sweet flavor. The Cucumber-Mint Vodka Sour cocktail has been around for years and adds an interesting twist to the normal vodka sour.

Some variations of this traditional recipe include adding apricot brandy, peach schnapps or even orange liqueur. Sometimes these variations can be made by simply substituting one ingredient for another.

Spirits Used:


10 mint leaves
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
¾ ounce simple syrup
1½ ounces cucumber-flavored vodka
Cucumber ribbon and mint sprig for garnish


1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice and simple syrup.
2. Add the vodka and ice. Shake to chill.
3. Spiral the cucumber ribbon around the inside wall of a rocks glass. Add ice.
4. Strain the drink into the prepared glass and garnish with a mint sprig.

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