This Frozen Cucumber Mint Mojito Mocktail is the perfect summertime drink! It's not clear when the first frozen cucumber mint mojito cocktail was invented, but it is likely to have been in America in the 1940s or 1950s. The drink may have originated in Kentucky where it became popular at Derby parties. A drink called a 'frozen mint julep' became popular in Kentucky, and that drink may have been adapted to also include cucumbers and the name changed to the 'frozen cucumber mint mojito cocktail'. This cocktail is often made by filling an ice-filled glass or mug with some fresh mint leaves and adding lime juice, club soda, and chilled cucumber water. Sometimes people will also add in some sugar for sweetness. It's important to note that while some recipes might call for vodka or rum, the original recipe doesn't include any alcohol.
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
½ medium cucumber, roughy chopped
10 mint leaves
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce club soda
1½ ounces crushed ice
1. In a blender, combine the lime juice, simple syrup, cucumber, mint leaves, rum, and club soda. Blend.
2. Add crushed ice and blend until smooth.
3. Pour into a collins glass.