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Cucumber Mojito

Cocktails are a lot of fun! It’s such a great way to play with colors, flavors, and it’s so nice to decorate them. We had a few weeks of real summer here in the Netherlands and it got hot, like really hot (for our standards, of course). And I don’t know about you but nice weather makes me crave for special drinks. All of a sudden the good old white wine and beer with lime doesn’t do it for me anymore. I want a whole party in one glass, I mean straws, umbrellas, sparkles, layers of booze, all that sh’bam. So I challenged Daniel to come up with a special decoration for my Cucumber Mojito and specifically asked for something “holidays and cucumber related”, thinking that he will create a pretty lemon-lime-cucumber slices combination on the side of my glass.

But boy, I was wrong! He gave me an entire landscape: a whale jumps out of the ocean with the sun shining from the background and it makes the ocean water foam. I cannot even tell you how excited we were both to photograph this! It was so much work but it totally paid off, if you want to carve yourself a cucumber whale, check this Youtube video and you will not be disappointed.

Cucumber Mojito

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By Adriana Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10

A summery and refreshing Mojito with cucumber juice, mint syrup and a whole landscape in your cocktail glass!

Ingredients

  • 100 ml white rum (Bacardi)
  • juice from one lime
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 2 tbsp mint syrup (Monin)
  • 250 ml soda water
  • 100 ml cucumber juice or 1 big cucumber
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • For the foam - we used the foam purely for aesthetic reasons, it only adds some extra sourness to the drink so you can skip it if you want to
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar syrup
  • For the sugar syrup
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

1

Start by peeling your cucumber and juice it. If you don't have a juicer you can grate it finely and use a cheese cloth to squeeze the juice, however you might not get the same result as a juicer. Strain the juice really well and place it in the fridge to cool off.

2

You can make your own sugar syrup and store it in your pantry. You will use one part sugar and one part water, combine in a pot and heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from fire before it starts bubbling and store in an air tight container.

3

When you are ready to layer your drink and everything is nice and chilled, start by making the foam. In a shaker add the egg white, the lime and the sugar syrup and shake, shake, shake until you see a nice creamy layer of white foam.

4

Let that rest and sit in the fridge while you prepare your drinks.

5

Add 3/4 cup of crushed iced to the glass.

6

In a shaker add 1/4 crushed ice, rum , lemon and lime juice and cucumber juice and give it a good shake.

7

Pour over your ice and top with soda water.

8

For a layered effect use a pipette to add the mint syrup at the bottom of your glass, or gently pour the syrup on the side of the glass.

9

Remove the shaker from the fridge and using a spoon, put some of the foam on top of the drink.

Notes

*we used a glass of 650 ml, so you can easily divide this in two glasses with a capacity of 250 - 300 ml

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