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Cucumber-Lime Cocktail

Dish Type: Sneaky-Healthy Desserts


  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 6-8 fresh Thyme sprigs, plus more for garnish
  • 1 Cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Honeydew Melon
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • 12 oz Liquor of your choice, preferably Gin or Rum
  • 24 oz Club Soda or Seltzer


In a saucepan on medium heat, combine water and sugar until dissolved, about 3 minutes.  Add the sprigs of thyme and simmer for 7 more minutes, or until the syrup reduces to about 1/4 cup.  Remove the thyme sprigs.

In a blender, combine the thyme-syrup, cucumber, melon, and lime.  Puree until smooth.

For each glass, add 1.5 oz (1 shot) of liqueur, 1.5 oz puree, and 3 oz soda.  Top with ice and fresh thyme sprigs to garnish. Makes 8 cocktails.  I only actually served 4 drinks, so I froze the remaining puree in an ice cube tray to use for smoothies.

Inspired by James on 8th.

Read the blog post where this recipe originally appeared: Two Sweet Ways to Enjoy Sumer

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