These Cucumber Vodka Recipes Are the Ultimate Refreshers

Vegetables in cocktails? Yes, it's a thing—and it's surprisingly delicious. Try the trend for yourself with these creative cucumber vodka recipes.

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Bloody Mary
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Cucumber Vodka Bloody Mary

Who says Bloody Marys have to be made with plain vodka? Start with this basic bloody recipe, then substitute cucumber vodka for regular. You can even add a cucumber slice to garnish for an extra boost of flavor.

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CUCUMBER VODKA SODA
Courtesy How Sweet Eats

Cucumber Vodka Soda

You already know how to make a vodka soda the right way—but do you know how to make it the most refreshing way? The answer lies in this recipe from How Sweet Eats, which adds cucumber juice and fresh limes into the mix.

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LIME CUCUMBER COSMO
Courtesy Mamagourmand

Lime Cucumber Cosmo

A Cosmo—or any martini, really—is one of the drinks you absolutely should know how to make before you’re 30. And Mamagourmand‘s recipe puts a tangy twist on the traditional with fresh lime juice, cranberry juice, triple sec and cucumber vodka.

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Cucumber Vodka Gimlet
Courtesy Garnish with Lemon

Cucumber Basil Vodka Gimlet

We love gimlets for a lot of reasons: they’re delicious, refreshing and one of the lighter cocktails you can order at happy hour. This variation from Garnish with Lemon is no different, thanks to its use of fresh ingredients like cucumber, lime and basil leaves.

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JALAPENO CUCUMBER MOSCOW MULE
Courtesy The Rhubarbians

Jalapeno Cucumber Moscow Mule

There are so many tasty variations on the classic Moscow mule—but this recipe from The Rhubarbians is one of the most unique. The fresh cucumber slices balance out the heat of the jalapenos and the spice of the ginger beer.

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CUCUMBER LEMONADE VODKA COCKTAIL
Courtesy Clean Eating Couple

Cucumber Lemonade Vodka

For the Clean Eating Couple’s citrusy sip, you can use store-bought lemonade or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, make your own with one of our favorite fresh-squeezed lemonade recipes. Then simply stir in vodka, mint and cucumber and serve over ice.

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Summer Breeze Cocktail
Courtesy 2 Cookin' Mamas

Summer Breeze Cocktail

Is it a smoothie or a cocktail? The correct answer: Both. Made with champagne, cilantro, mint and lime, 2 Cookin’ Mamas’ recipe is perfect for parties (just like these crowd-pleasing drinks) because you can easily make it in big batches in your blender.

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Cucumber Collins
Courtesy We Are Not Martha

Cucumber Collins

Meet the (literally) cooler version of a traditional Tom Collins. This recipe from We Are Not Martha, which subs vodka for gin, uses all the standard ingredients of the cocktail—lemon juice, sugar and club soda—but also has a splash of cucumber juice.

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Cucumber Vodka
Courtesy Sprinkles & Sprouts

Cucumber-Infused Vodka

Sure, you can buy premade cucumber vodka—but you can also make it yourself. For this super simple recipe, Sprinkles & Sprouts uses just vodka and one large English cucumber. In three days, you’ll have delicious cucumber-infused booze.

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Amanda Tarlton
Amanda has more than a decade of media experience, specifically in product testing in the cooking and lifestyle space. As a freelancer for Taste of Home, Amanda writes mostly about foodie finds, home and lifestyle goods and cooking and baking utensils that make life easier (and more fun!). Outside of freelancing, Amanda is the executive editor of commerce at Field & Stream.
When she's not working, Amanda is on the lookout for the best pizzas in town or testing out secret menu items at restaurants and coffee shops.