Cucumber Lemonade Mocktail

Up close shot of cucumber lemonade mocktails - a bright green drink with no alcohol.

It’s almost summer – it’s so close I can taste it. And it tastes like this cucumber lemonade mocktail. 😎 It’s the best season, in my opinion. Endless sunshine, backyard get-togethers, and colorful, refreshing drinks.

Why cucumber and lemon, you ask? Imagine the crispest, most refreshing cucumber slices diving into a pool of zesty, tangy lemon juice. It’s like sending your taste buds on a spa day – rejuvenating, invigorating, and utterly relaxing.

Grab Your Ingredients!

We’re making things soooo simple with this happy lil’ mocktail. You only need a handful ingredients to create cucumber lemonade perfection:

  • Fresh Cucumber: Run it through the juicer and you get the prettiest bright green color!
  • Lemon Juice: Zesty, tart, tangy and so fresh.
  • Cane Sugar: Just enough to sweeten the mocktail to your liking. You could also use simple syrup, if you have some on hand.
  • Sparkling Water: A quick spritz of the bubbles to add the final touch!
  • Ice Cubes: Because, obviously… it’s gotta be ice cold for those summer days.
Up close shot of cucumber lemonade mocktails - a bright green drink with no alcohol.

Unleash Your Inner Mixologist

This drink makes you feel a little bit like a bartender, even though it’s nonalcoholic. Add plenty of ice to a cocktail mixer and shake vigorously until it’s all combined, then pour over ice into your favorite cocktail glass.

Next, roll your lemons on the countertop before you cut and squeeze them. This little trick gets the juices flowing and ensures every drop of lemony goodness makes it into your pitcher. Pour in that vibrant lemon juice, followed by the simple syrup, and stir to dissolve the sweet into the sour.

Add the cold water and stir again to bring everything together. Pop it in the fridge to chill or, if you’re as impatient as I am when it comes to refreshments, go ahead and pour it over ice right away.

Sober Summer

Mixing up a mocktail means everyone gets to enjoy the refreshments at your summer get-togethers. Plus, staying hydrated is the name of the game when the temperature rises, and what better way to do it than with a drink that’s both thirst-quenching and flavorful?

Up close shot of cucumber lemonade mocktails - a bright green drink with no alcohol.

Elevate Your Mocktail Game

Not only do these work for this cucumber lemonade mocktail, they’re also pretty much guaranteed to jazz up any other nonalcoholic beverage:

  • Fresh Herbs: Add a sprig of mint or basil to your pitcher for an herb-infused variation that’s both aromatic and flavorful.
  • Flavored Fizz: I used unflavored sparkling water for this particular mocktail, but a splash of flavored sparkling water can level this up a bit.
  • Fancy Ice Cubes: Freeze lemon wheels or cucumber slices in your ice cubes to add color and flavor. I like to use my big ice cube molds when I do this!

It’s Serving Time!

When it’s time to serve, fill glasses to the brim with ice cubes. Pour the chilled mocktail over them and watch the ice crackle with delight. Garnish each glass with a cucumber slice or a lemon wheel – or both, because why not?

Sober Cheers!

So there you have it – the Cucumber Lemonade Mocktail, a drink that’s as fun to make as it is to sip. It’s the perfect companion for any summer day, promising a refreshing escape with every glass. Gather your ingredients, call your friends, and get ready to toast to the sunniest of seasons. Cheers to keeping cool and drinking well!

Cucumber Lemonade Mocktail

This nonalcoholic Cucumber Lemonade Mocktail is refreshing and hydrating. It's super easy to mix up at home and perfect for hot summer days.
Prep Time 37 minutes
Course Drinks


  • 1 ½ cups ice
  • 3-4 oz. lemonade
  • 2 Tablespoons cane sugar
  • 1 oz. cucumber juice *see notes*
  • cucumber for garnish
  • lemon for garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker or large mason jar, add ice. Add all ingredients and shake to combine well. S
  • Add ice to the mocktail glass of your choice and strain the drink into the glass.
  • Garnish with cucumber, lemon, mint, etc. and enjoy!
Keyword cucumber, lemon, lemonade, mocktail, nonalcoholic, sober
Up close shot of cucumber lemonade mocktails - a bright green drink with no alcohol.


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  1. Juyali on May 17, 2024 at 1:59 pm

    So refreshing! I wanted a recipe that I could make for both my teen daughter and I. I added a bit of fresh ginger for an extra zest. Delish!

  2. Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer on May 18, 2024 at 1:57 pm

    OMGosh this was the mocktail I never knew I wanted but so happy that I found it! It was so light and refreshing! Truly outstanding!

  3. Amy Liu Dong on May 18, 2024 at 5:42 pm

    This would make a great party drink! It is sweet, tarty, and refreshing a perfect pair with the hot weather too! The way it is presented is awesome!

  4. Dennis on May 19, 2024 at 8:40 am

    We had friends over yesterday, and I gave your mocktail a try, and it was delicious!! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Krysten on May 19, 2024 at 8:44 pm

    Delicious mocktail recipe! Perfect for summer. The cucumber and lemonade together is so refreshing. Definitely going to serve this at my next get together.

  6. Moop Brown on May 19, 2024 at 8:47 pm

    This drink seems really refreshing, tasty, and perfect for summer. I like the combination of the cucumber and lemonade. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Eden on May 19, 2024 at 10:04 pm

    So, so refreshing! Really enjoyed the delicate flavor of the cucumber, this is definitely a keeper for the summer time!

  8. Hayley on May 20, 2024 at 4:07 am

    One of my favourite moctail recipe! So refreshing, cooling and delicate flavours of cucumber so great in here.

  9. Molly kumar on May 23, 2024 at 6:46 am

    Such beautiful color and delicious looking drink. Love the combination and saving to try soon.

  10. Savita on May 27, 2024 at 6:08 am

    This was so hydrating and delicious. In this scorching heat this is the best refreshing drink I have tried my hands on.

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