A warm, sunny day calls for a light, refreshing drink. A classic cucumber collins is easy to make, usually with gin, lime, simple syrup, mint and, of course, cucumbers. This mocktail recipe pulls out all the stops, though, using blackberries to amp up the fresh flavors and strip out the gin, eliminating extra calories. When you’re done drinking, you’ll have a healthy snack of cucumbers and berries that tastes just as cool and crunchy as the mocktail.
Whether enjoying an invigorating mocktail under a summer breeze or even curled up next to a roaring fire, this drink is sure to quench your thirst without making you miss the alcohol. However, if you want to make it into a low-sugar cocktail, just shake 1 1/2 ounces of your favorite gin.
This recipe comes from Waterloo sparkling water†
Waterloo Blackberry lemonade sparkling water
¼ cup diced cucumber
½ oz fresh lime juice
Splash of simple syrup (optional)
2 mint leaves
Slice of Cucumber
Sprig of fresh mint
How are you?
- In a cocktail shaker, combine diced cucumber, lime juice and mint leaves; strain into a collins glass.
- Add ice to the glass and top with Waterloo Blackberry Lemonade. Stir well and finish with a cucumber slice, mint sprig, lemon twist and blackberries for garnish.
Looking for more ways to enjoy a mocktail? Try healthy mocktail recipes that prove you don’t need alcohol to have fun.
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