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My Skinny Cucumber Lime Cocktail is only 119 calories. It’s made with cucumber vodka, lime juice, and sparkling water. It gets a nice kick from sliced jalapeno.
Whether you are watching your calories or you just want a light refreshing drink, my Skinny Cucumber Lime Cocktail is what you are looking for. It’s refreshing and bright with just a bit of herbiness from the cucumber and a tinny bit of spice from the jalapeno slices.
A Spa Water cocktail
If you’ve even been to a high-end spa you may have been given a drink called Spa Water. The Spa Water was probably sparkling water with cucumber and lime or lemon and some mint.
Spa Water is usually used as a detox to flush out toxins while keeping you totally refreshed. So I like to call this drink my Spa Water Cocktail – doing double duty.
Can I make it a mocktail?
The answer is ABSOLUTELY! At our house, we have cocktail drinkers and mocktails drinkers so I always like to ensure that my cocktails can also be adapted for the nonalcohol drinkers.
To adapt this recipe it is easy to make it a mocktail, simply omit the cucumber vodka.
The cucumber garnish in the glass is very easy to make.
- Using a vegetable peeler, slice long thin pieces of cucumber.
- Roll the cucumber slices and let them sit for a few minutes.
- Use a dry glass.
- Place one end of the rolled cucumber into the bottom of the glass.
- Twirl the glass while unrolling the cucumber up the glass.
- Now fill the glass with ice and make the cocktail.
- 3 ounces of cucumber flavored vodka I used Effen brand
- 3 ounces of fresh lime juice
- 1.5 teaspoons of simple syrup
- 12 ounce can sparkling seltzer water
- 2 slices of lime
- 2-4 jalapeno slices
- Cucumber ribbons or slices for garnish
- Fill two tall glasses with ice.
- Add 1.5 ounces of cucumber vodka to each glass.
- Add 3/4 teaspoon simple syrup to each glass and stir.
- Add the lime juice.
- Top with sparkling water.
- Garnish with slices of lime, cucumber, and jalapeno.
Note: I am not a registered dietician. The Nutrition Facts are driven by a program that calculates them from the ingredients listed.