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Cucumber vodka is infused with the cooling flavor of this green vegetable! Use it for these refreshing cucumber vodka drinks.

Cucumber vodka

Looking for a unique ingredient for cocktails? Try Cucumber Vodka! It’s vodka infused with the flavor of that refreshing green vegetable, adding a crisp, cooling flavor to each sip. It’s ideal for summery vodka cocktails, or even just adding to soda water with a squeeze of lime. There are several brands on the market, but it’s also an easy DIY project you can make at home. Here’s more about it and the best drinks using this flavored spirit.

How to make cucumber vodka

Cucumber vodka is vodka infused with the flavor of cucumber, giving a vegetal finish to each sip. There are several brands on the market, or you can make it homemade. The homemade version requires just two ingredients: cucumber and vodka! Here are the basic steps:

  • Combine ingredients: Peel, seed and chop the cucumber. Add the pieces to a large jar or pitcher, then add the vodka.
  • Rest for 7 days: Cover and allow to rest in a cool, dark place for 7 days. When ready to use, remove and discard the cucumber pieces.

That’s it! Give it a sip and you’ll be amazed by the cooling flavor. It tastes strong out of the bottle, but it mellows to be more subtle in drinks. Scroll down for a few drinks ideas to pair with this DIY flavored spirit.

Cucumber vodka

Or, opt for purchased

Don’t have 7 days? We get it. Instead, you can opt for purchased! There are several brands on the market: Effen Cucumber Vodka is a popular brand. Other bottles are made by the brands Ketel One, Prairie, Square One, Hanson of Sonoma, Eight Degrees, Western Son, Putnam Pearl, and more. Look at your local liquor store, or there’s a wide selection online.

Top cucumber vodka drinks!

Got your cucumber vodka? Let’s whip up some drinks! Here are some top drinks where we love to use this flavored spirit:

Want more inspiration? Head to our top 12 Cucumber Drinks & Cocktails.

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Cucumber gimlet

DIY Cucumber Vodka


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes (7 day rest)
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 750 ml 1x

Description

Cucumber vodka is infused with the cooling flavor of this green vegetable! Use it for these refreshing cucumber vodka drinks.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 750ml bottle vodka

Instructions

  1. Peel, seed and chop the cucumber. Add the cucumber pieces to a large jar or pitcher, then add the vodka.
  2. Cover and allow to rest in a cool, dark place for 7 days. When ready to use, remove and discard the cucumber pieces.
  3. To use in drinks, try it in a Cucumber Gimlet, Cucumber Collins, or Cucumber Vodka Tonic (replace cucumber vodka for the vodka). 
  • Category: Essentials
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Cucumber vodka, cucumber vodka drinks

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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