March Low Carb Cocktail: Cucumber Lime Vodka Soda

This month’s low carb cocktail is perfect for celebrating the start of spring, not getting pinched on St. Patrick’s Day, and enjoying a refreshing homemade beverage while social distancing. I promise you — it’s more appetizing than green beer.

A vibrant twist on the classic vodka soda, my March #CupOfOjCocktail is a cucumber lime vodka soda. After making a batch of this, I honestly felt like I was sitting in a True Food Kitchen, sipping one of their healthy craft cocktails after a relaxing yoga class. It tastes like wellness with a side of danger. It’s basically a green juice with vodka, okay. It’s truly a work of art. If you hate overwhelming sweetness in cocktails, this one is for you.

This month, I created my cocktail with a bottle of Vegas Baby Vodka, a women-owned premium vodka here in town. Their vodka is made from non-GMO gluten-free corn and paired perfectly to create this month’s cocktail!

Cucumber Lime Vodka Soda

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup of Vegas Baby Premium Vodka
  • 3-4 large seedless cucumbers to make 1 1/2 cup of cucumber juice
  • 4 limes to make 1/2 cup of lime juice
  • 1/4 cup of Stevia simple syrup (see below for instructions on how to make)
  • a few sprigs of mint
  • 1 cup of sparkling water
  • crushed ice

how to make stevia simple syrup

  1. Bring one cup of water to a boil.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of stevia and let it simmer at low heat until stevia has completely dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Let it cool at room temperature before using, refrigerate the rest.

(If I am lazy I will just microwave a glass of water…. works just as well lol)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. To make the cucumber juice (if you don’t have a juicer), blend the peeled cucumbers with a tiny bit of water, then strain the mixture to separate the juice from the pulp.
  2. In a shaker, combine the cucumber juice, lime juice, vodka, and stevia simple syrup. Add ice and a few sprigs of mint and shake for 20 seconds.
  3. Strain the mixture into a pitcher to remove ice and mint leaves. Add a cup of sparkling seltzer water and mix.
  4. Serve over ice with a lime wedge and mint sprig on top. Enjoy!

One Comment

  1. Sarah Schmitt

    Thank you! I️ can’t wait to make this! I’m a gin drinker, so this will pare well with my botanical Tanqueray 10 gin❣️May we all have the luck of the Irish🍀Slainte!

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