Cool Coconut: Coconut, Cucumber and Mint Cooler

This delicious Coconut, Cucumber and Mint Cooler is pure refreshment.  The lime and mint gives it a distinctive Mojito vibe, but without as much sweetness or fizz.

Not only does the coconut water give this mocktail a richer mouthfeel, it is also packed with nutrients that will make your body feel great.

Once you’ve made the fresh cucumber juice, this recipe only takes a couple of minutes to assemble.  Quick and easy to mix up in a pitcher, it’s also a great summer party drink to whip up in advance. The added bonus is that it looks and tastes fantastic.


  • 3 inches of cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 oz. (30 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice (approx. 1 lime)
  • 10 mint leaves, thinly sliced
  • ¼ oz. (7.5 ml) agave syrup
  • 5 oz. (150 ml) coconut water
  • 1 oz. (30 ml) soda water or sparkling water
  • Ice

    For the garnish:
  • 1 inch of cucumber, thinly sliced
  • Wedge of lime
  • Small sprig of mint


  • Knife
  • Jigger or measuring spoons
  • Immersion hand blender
  • Fine-mesh sieve
  • Citrus juicer
  • Muddler
  • Cocktail spoon
  • Highball glass


  1. Peel and chop 3 inches of cucumber.
  2. Use an immersion blender to liquidize the cucumber to a pulp.
  3. Pass the puree through a fine-mesh sieve using a spoon to press through as much juice as possible.  Discard the solids.
  4. In a highball glass, muddle the finely sliced mint leaves with the lime juice and agave syrup.
  5. Fill the glass to the top with ice and cucumber slices.
  6. Pour in the cucumber juice (approx. 20 ml), coconut water and soda water over the ice.
  7. Use a cocktail spoon to gently mix the ingredients together.
  8. Garnish with a wedge of lime and sprig of fresh mint.

Tip:  Don’t muddle the mint for too long as the leaves can become unpleasantly sour if overworked.

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Coconut, Cucumber and Mint Cooler FAQ

How many servings does this recipe make?
This recipe makes one serving.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
Yes, you can make this coconut, cucumber and mint cooler ahead of time.  If you want to make a batch for a crowd, mix the cucumber juice, lemon and lime juice (without the peels), agave syrup, and coconut water into a pitcher. Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to use (up to 24 hours in advance).  When you are ready to serve, add the mint, cucumber slices and soda water to the pitcher and pour the mocktail into glasses filled with ice.

Can I use a regular blender instead of an immersion blender?
Yes, you can use any type of blender to liquidize the cucumber.  I like to use an immersion hand blender for small quantities of cucumber because it’s easy to assemble and clean.  However, any blender should be able to puree the cucumber into a smooth pulp.

Can I use a different sweetener instead of agave syrup?
Yes, you can substitute the agave syrup for other sweeteners like maple syrup, honey, or simple syrup (1:1 parts water and sugar).  Keep in mind that the flavor profile of the drink may change based on the sweetener used.  

Can I substitute the soda water with sparkling water?
Yes, you can use either soda water or sparkling water for this recipe.  I would recommend using unflavored water to get the purest flavor.  However, you can experiment with flavored water if you’d like to try a variation on the mocktail.

Can I use other herbs instead of mint?
Yes, you can use other herbs like basil or cilantro (coriander), but keep in mind that the flavor of the drink will change.

Is this coconut, cucumber and mint cooler recipe vegan?
Yes, this recipe is vegan.

Can I make this recipe without coconut water?
Yes, you can make this recipe without coconut water, but it will change the character of the drink.  An easy substitution would be soda water (or still water), but the style of the drink will become more like a Mojito and less like a cooler.

Can I use bottled lime juice instead of fresh lime juice?
Where possible, I would recommend using fresh lime juice.  You can use bottled lime juice, but the mocktail will not taste as fresh.

Can I make this recipe without a fine-mesh sieve?
A fine-mesh sieve helps to remove the solids from the cucumber puree to produce a clear juice.  However, if you don’t have a sieve, you can skip this step.  The final mocktail will not be as smooth in texture, but it will still taste good.

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