We’re in the midst of some crazy climate change heat wave here in Virginia. I swear, it’s 100 degrees outside with 100% humidity (unless its 6am, then it’s perfect outside). On days like these, I crave something just like this sparkling cucumber mint cocktail. It’s light, not too sweet with just the right amount of bubbles and after a day hanging out with my two year old, a cocktail is more than welcome. I love this drink because it reminds me so much of cucumber spa water with an added kick and a buzz. 

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Benefits of Cucumbers

  • Protect the brain and fight inflammation- the anti-inflammatory properties of cucumbers not only aid in reducing unwanted inflammation throughout the body they also can improve memory and protect against age related brain degredation diseases such as Alzheimer’s. 
  • Reduce the risk of cancer- Cucumbers are packed with nutrients and antioxidants that protect against cancers such as prostate, uterine, breast and ovarian cancers.
  • Freshen breath- Cucumbers rid your mouth of odor causing bacteria and also release excess heat in the stomach which is the main cause of bad breath.
  • Manage stress- Cucumbers are packed with B vitamins which are known to ease the effects of stress and anxiety.
  • Support healthy digestion- Cucumbers are perfect for aiding in healthy digestion because they are mostly water and fiber. The skins of the cucumbers contain insoluble fiber which adds bulk to the stool allowing it to move through the digestive system more easily.
  • Help with weight maintenance- Cucumbers are incredibly low in calories but high in fiber which means that you will stay fuller longer on less calories.
  • Heart healthy- Cucumbers contain potassium which researchers have associated with lower blood pressure and healthier hearts.

Sparkling Cucumber Mint Cocktail
Serves 1
Light, refreshing and perfect for summer.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
265 calories
35 g
0 g
1 g
5 g
0 g
927 g
24 g
17 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
927g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265
Calories from Fat 7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 24mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 35g
12%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 17g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
16%
Vitamin C
35%
Calcium
14%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2-3 slices of cucumber
  2. 3-4 mint leaves
  3. 1 tsp stevia simple syrup
  4. 1 shot vodka
  5. 6 oz prosecco
Instructions
  1. Place the cucumber, mint leaves and simple syrup at the bottom of your glass and muddle (smash).
  2. Add your shot of vodka and fill to the top with prosecco.
  3. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. You can make your own stevia simple syrup or buy it from the store or amazon.
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calories
265
fat
1g
protein
5g
carbs
35g
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Stevia Simple Syrup