Summer Breeze Cocktail is an easy summertime drink that will cool you off on a hot day! A cross between a smoothie and a cocktail, fresh cucumbers combine with limes, cilantro, mint and vodka then topped off with the effervescence of Prosecco to flavor up your day!
Summer might not officially have started but, here in Florida, I would have to disagree. The hot and sunny days of summer are already here, with temps in the 90s, and the need for cool and refreshing drinks is on the top of everyone's list.
Tomorrow I have a fantastic collection of the Top 20 Summertime Drinks from some of your favorite bloggers to share with you but I wanted to kick the party off early and bring you my newest creation today - the Summer Breeze. This delightfully refreshing cocktail is full of seasonal goodies that, when sipped, taste like summer in a glass.
Easy to Make Summer Breeze Cocktail
Gather your ingredients - cucumbers, limes, cilantro, mint, vodka and prosecco or sparkling wine. Slice vegetables and juice fruit.
Even if you are not into juicing or green smoothies you will still love the fresh tasting and slightly minty flavor of this drink. Not to mention the vodka and prosecco that put it over the top! Now just put all the goodies in the blender.
Blend & strain. Finish by topping off with prosecco, sparkling wine or seltzer.
I make these by the pitcherful. They're pair great with BBQs or just a casual meat and cheese board for two.
Enjoy and happy summer!
- 3-4 cucumbers peeled and chopped (about 3 cups)
- 1 cup mint leaves
- ½ cup cilantro
- ½ cup agave nectar
- 4 limes juiced
- Couple dashes of salt
- 1 cup vodka
- 2 cups chilled prosecco champagne or seltzer
- Garnish: additional slices of lime and cucumber & sprig of mint
- Fill your blender with all ingredients except the prosecco. Blend well.
- Remove from blender and strain into large pitcher. Discard the pulp.
- Chill juice until ready to serve.
- Just prior to serving, add slices of limes and cucumbers as well as ice to the pitcher. Pour in champagne and serve in glasses filled with ice and garnished with a slice of lime and cucumber and a sprig of mint.
- Add basil in place of cilantro (for all those who are not fans of this lovely herb) for a cucumber basil cocktail
- Change out the vodka for gin and combine with basil and mint for a summery gin fizz
- Opt for lemonade in lieu of lime juice and agave nectar.
- Add grated ginger with basil, mint and gin for a fresh take on a martini
- Add the sparkle with prosecco, champagne, seltzer water or maybe a lime sparkling water
- Opt for tequila, such as Titos gluten-free vodka, for a tequila cucumber cocktail
- Last but not least, if you are into heat, add a few jalapeno slices to the mix. It gives this cucumber drink an extra kick that takes it above the ordinary.