This light and refreshing boozy frozen cocktail is made with fresh cucumber, sweet lemonade, gin and mint. Ditch the alcohol to easily turn this frozen drink into a tasty mocktail for the whole family!
Last month I visited the Dominican Republic and during my stay at the beautiful Westin Punta Cana I was introduced to the most delicious boozy frozen cocktail: frozen cucumber lemonade with gin.
From that very first sip I knew that I had to return home and recreate it in my own kitchen. This frozen cucumber couldn’t be any easier to make, you simply add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender and pulse until smooth.
How to Make Frozen Boozy Lemonade
To start, add the cucumber and lime juice to the blender. I prefer using seedless, English cucumbers because I don’t have to peel the skin. If you don’t have one on hand, use a traditional cucumber but be sure to peel the skin as it is likely coated in wax.
After the cucumber, you’ll want to add lemonade (store-bought or homemade) plus fresh squeezed lime juice. If you don’t have pre-made lemonade on hand, you can also add fresh lemon juice and simple syrup.
Gin is my preferred alcohol for this cocktail but vodka works just fine, too. Want to keep it virgin? Simply omit the alcohol and you’ll still end up with a tasty mocktail.
Add as much as as little ice as you wish to reach your desired consistency. I like mine pretty thick and frosty so I add about 3 cups of ice.
To serve, divide between glasses and garnish with additional lemon or lime wedges, cucumber and fresh mint if you have it on hand.
What’s the best type of alcohol to use for frozen lemonade?
Vodka or gin work best for this cocktail. Any brand is fine, you could even do flavored vodka such as vanilla!
Can I turn this drink into a mocktail?
Absolutely! The recipe remains the same just omit the gin.
How far in advance can I prep this frozen lemonade?
This is best served immediately after blending. To prep ahead, place everything but the ice in the blender and refrigerate for up 24 hours.
More Frozen Cocktail Recipes:
Want more tasty frozen cocktail recipes? Try these:
- Peach Raspberry Frozen Lemonade
- Frozen Blood Orange Margaritas
- Mango Margaritas with Chili Lime Salt
- Frozen Virgin Strawberry Coconut Daquiri
Your straw is waiting.
Frozen Boozy Cucumber Lemonade
- 4 cups lemonade
- 8 ounces gin (or vodka)
- 1 medium seedless English cucumber (cut in large chunks)
- ½ cup fresh mint
- ¼ cup lime juice
- ice (to taste)
- lime, mint, cucumber wheels (optional garnish)
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and pulse until smooth. Add as much or as little ice as you wish to reach desired consistency. Pour into four glasses to serve with optional garnish.