Sipping Summer: The Cucumber Melon Cocktail

Cool down and relax with this refreshing Cucumber Melon cocktail in hand. Featuring gin, cucumber, agave, cantaloupe, and a splash of lime and sparkling water!

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Cucumber Melon Cocktail

This delightful drink combines the crispness of cucumber, the sweetness of cantaloupe, and the kick of gin to create a refreshing summer cocktail. You can blend fresh, ripe cantaloupe into a simple puree by adding pieces to a blender and blending smooth.

The Cucumber Melon cocktail is a beautiful balance of ingredients that results in a cool, sweet, and slightly tangy beverage with just a hint of effervescence. It’s a perfect choice whether you’re lounging by the pool, hosting a backyard barbecue, or just simply looking for a way to elevate your summer evening sipping. Cheers!

Muddling Magic: Elevating Flavor and Texture

Muddling is the step that takes the Cucumber Melon Cocktail to the next level. By gently pressing the diced cucumber and agave together, you extract the essence of fresh cucumber while infusing a hint of natural sweetness. This process creates a vibrant and refreshing base, setting the stage for the cantaloupe puree, gin, and lime to meld together. Muddling not only elevates the flavor but also adds the perfect texture that makes every sip a summer sensation.

Ingredients for the Cucumber Melon Cocktail

  • Cucumber: For freshness and a subtle crunch. I used produce from my Yasukochi Family Farms box, a CSA program that delivers locally grown, fresh produce.
  • Agave: For a touch of natural sweetness. You can also use honey. I like Agave in the Raw.
  • Cantaloupe puree: Blend fresh cubed cantaloupe to make the puree. Add a splash of water if you need to get the blender going.
  • Gin: Use your favorite gin for that botanical kick. I opted for a quality gin, like You & Yours Sunday Gin, for a smoother and more refined taste.
  • Lime: Fresh squeezed lime provides a zesty punch. You can use bottled lime juice as well.
  • Sparkling water: Adds a light and bubbly element. I used La Croix, but you can use any sparkling water.
  • Garnish: Elevate your presentation with cucumber ribbons, melon slices, and edible flowers.

How to Make the Cucumber Melon Cocktail

Let’s mix up the Cucumber Melon Cocktail! First dice the cucumber. Then add the diced cucumber and agave to a cocktail shaker. Give it a gentle muddle to release flavors. Next add the cantaloupe puree, gin, and lime juice. Fill the shaker with ice, and then shake vigorously until the mixture is well-chilled. Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with ice, leaving a little room at the top. Top off with a splash of sparkling water. For a final touch of elegance, garnish your cocktail with cucumber ribbons, melon slices, and edible flowers.

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Cucumber Melon Cocktail

The Cucumber Melon cocktail features gin, cucumber, agave, cantaloupe, and a splash of lime and sparkling water!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cucumber, Gin, Gin Cocktail, Melon, summer cocktail, summer cocktail recipe


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Cocktail glass


  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/2 oz agave
  • 1 oz cantaloupe puress
  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • sparkling water
  • For garnish: cucumber, melon, edible flower


  • Add diced cucumber and agave to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add cantaloupe puree, gin, lime juice, and ice. Shake until chilled.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice. Top with a splash of sparkling water.
  • If desired, garnish with cucumber ribbons, melon and edible flowers.

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