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Summer Breeze Cocktail

Have you ever tried a cocktail with cilantro? No? Neither have I, but I’m about to! I’m no stranger to cucumber cocktails or adding herbs to cocktails, but cilantro will be a first. This Summer Breeze Cocktail recipe is full of things I know I like: vodka, prosecco, mint, lime, and cucumber. The addition of cilantro is what made me choose it, though. I have to admit that I can’t really wrap my head around a drink made with cilantro. But there’s only one way to find out if it’s good, and that’s to give this recipe a try!

Summer Breeze Cocktail is an easy summertime drink that will cool you off on a hot day! Cucumbers mix with limes, prosecco & vodka to flavor up your day!

Recipe Author: Linda Warren at 2 Cookin’ Mamas
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The Ingredients

I had to shop for everything in this recipe except the salt and prosecco. I know weird combo! But the shopping list for this recipe was short, and everything was easy to find. My local grocery store even had the agave nectar. I’ve never tried it, so I’m looking forward to finding out how sweet it makes this recipe.

The mint I bought was the kind that comes in the small clamshell containers. They don’t have much inside, and I used two containers to get one cup of mint leaves.

Summer Breeze Cocktail Ingredients
Cucumbers, vodka, limes, mint, prosecco, cilantro, and agave nectar

The Process

This recipe was a little more involved than most cocktails, but the work paid off. First up was to make the juice. The author recommends a Ninja blender, but I had to go with my trusty smoothie blender. Maybe one day…

Back to the recipe. It went according to the instructions and was pretty easy. There was some peeling, chopping, and juicing involved, but it wasn’t difficult at all. I expected to use at least three of the cucumbers I bought (I bought four), but two cucumbers gave me a little over three cups once I peeled and chopped them.

I also got out my electric juicer for this recipe. It made juicing four limes almost effortless and was worth having to was a few extra pieces when I cleaned up.

Once everything was blended, I put a mesh strainer over a mixing bowl and poured in the cucumber mixture. I used a wooden spoon to stir the mixture so it would drain faster. Then I took the back of the spoon and pressed the pulp until I couldn’t get any more liquid out of it.

The vodka mixture went into a pitcher and I let it chill overnight before I added the prosecco. Here’s how my time was spent on this recipe:

  • 12 minutes to make the vodka mixture
  • 5 minutes to add the prosecco and make garnishes
  • 17 minutes total (time to chill not included)

Getting ready to blend the cucumber, mint, cilantro, agave nectar, lime juice, and vodka
Getting ready to blend the cucumber, mint, cilantro, agave nectar, lime juice, and vodka

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I came for the cilantro, but I stayed because it was delicious! Actually, the taste of cilantro was extremely faint. This cocktail was more about the cucumber, lime, and agave nectar. It gave it a nicely balanced taste that was sweet, savory, and a little tart. But do sip carefully as the alcohol flavors are very subtle, and this one can sneak up on you! Making my Summer Breeze Cocktail was pretty simple and went according to the instructions. You will need a blender to make it, and a juicer is optional but mighty convenient.
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I'm Candice, and I'm The Hungry Pinner. I created this blog to share my love for cooking and my experiences with the MANY recipes I've found on Pinterest over the years. Join me as I blog my way through those recipes to find out if they are worth trying yourself.

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