Lemon-Dill Cucumber Mocktail

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This Lemon-Dill Cucumber Mocktail has muddled cucumber and dill paired with flavors of lemon, cardamom, and mint, making this the perfect mocktail for summer!

Most of my mocktails in the DIY Gin Bar were created completely independently of the cocktails but this cucumber mocktail has a direct counterpart (the Lemon Gin Fizz with Cucumber and Dill). Because summer drinks just scream for some cucumber and dill right?

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Mocktails

Close up vertical 45 degree angle shot of a cucumber mocktail drink in a rocks glass with a lemon slice and cucumber ribbon garnish in front of a cutting board with sliced cucumbers on it.

I’m sure if you’re anywhere between 25 and 35, many of your friends or family members are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding. And anytime there’s a party, they are usually drinking something boring and store-bought or jealously giving some serious side-eye glares.

Outside of pregnancy though, there are plenty of people who, for either religious or health reasons, choose not to partake. I myself go through periods where consuming alcohol would be detrimental to my health.

Whatever the reason, it always feels nice to be included, and not as an after-thought. This Lemon-Dill Cucumber Mocktail has just as much thought, effort, and recipe development as a cocktail and you can taste it.

Mocktail Tips

Close up vertical side shot of a mocktail in a rocks glass with a cucumber ribbon and lemon slice garnish.

The biggest piece advice for making a good mocktail is to treat it like you’re making a cocktail. This basically means to give it the same attention you would a cocktail.

  • Measure: I think accurate measuring is even more important for mocktails. With cocktails, there is always the personal preference for adding more or less alcohol but a mocktail’s flavor profile is easier to mess up without the alcohol.
  • Shake, stir, pour, and garnish: use the same equipment and garnishes you would use for a cocktail
  • Pay attention to aroma and temperature
  • Balance flavor profiles (sweet, sour, bitter, umami, salty, astringent, etc.)

If you utilize these tips, you’ll be able to make stellar mocktails that make you feel a part of the party.

DIY Gin Bar Recipes

Vertical side shot of a Lemon Dill Cucumber Mocktail in a rocks glass with a cucumber ribbon and lemon slice garnish surrounded by a tin plate and wooden cutting board with sliced cucumbers on it.

Speaking of parties, here are ALL the recipes in the DIY Gin Bar, including infused sugars, shrubs, cocktails, and mocktails!

Mocktails

Shrubs

Infused Sugars

Cocktails

Vertical and slightly angled close up shot of a drink in a rocks glass with a cucumber ribbon and lemon slice to the right of a wooden cutting board with sliced cucumbers.

Lemon-Dill Cucumber Mocktail

This Lemon-Dill Cucumber Mocktail has muddled cucumber and dill paired with flavors of lemon, cardamom, and mint, making this the perfect mocktail for summer!
Servings 1
Prep Time 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 cucumber slices
  • 1 tablespoon packed dill fronds
  • 1 teaspoon DIY Citrus Sugar with Lemon and Dill*
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce Lemon Shrub with Cardamon and Mint*
  • Soda water to top or to taste I used Fever-Tree Club Soda

Instructions

  • Place some ice in a rocks glass or similar sized glass.
  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cucumber, dill, and sugar together until the dill is very aromatic and slightly bruised looking and the sugar is mostly dissolved.
  • Add the lemon juice and shrub and top with ice.
  • Shake well, until the shaker is very cold and is sweating.
  • Strain into the prepared glass, top with club soda and garnish. You can garnish with a lemon wedge or slice, cucumber slices or ribbons, dill fronds, and edible flowers if desired.

Notes

*See the recipe for DIY Citrus Sugar with Lemon and Dill here
*See the recipe for this Lemon Shrub with Cardamom and Mint here
Author: Megan Wells
Course: Beverages
Keyword: beverages, diy gin bar, mocktail, quick and easy, shrubs

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This Lemon-Dill Cucumber Mocktail has muddled cucumber and dill paired with flavors of lemon, cardamom, and mint, making this the perfect mocktail for summer! | Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #megiswell #meganwellsphotography | www.megiswell.com
This Lemon-Dill Cucumber Mocktail has muddled cucumber and dill paired with flavors of lemon, cardamom, and mint, making this the perfect mocktail for summer! | Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #megiswell #meganwellsphotography | www.megiswell.com
This Lemon-Dill Cucumber Mocktail has muddled cucumber and dill paired with flavors of lemon, cardamom, and mint, making this the perfect mocktail for summer! | Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #megiswell #meganwellsphotography | www.megiswell.com
This Lemon-Dill Cucumber Mocktail has muddled cucumber and dill paired with flavors of lemon, cardamom, and mint, making this the perfect mocktail for summer! | Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #mocktailrecipe #megiswell | www.megiswell.com
This Lemon-Dill Cucumber Mocktail has muddled cucumber and dill paired with flavors of lemon, cardamom, and mint, making this the perfect mocktail for summer! | Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #mocktailrecipe #megiswell | www.megiswell.com
This Lemon-Dill Cucumber Mocktail has muddled cucumber and dill paired with flavors of lemon, cardamom, and mint, making this the perfect mocktail for summer! | Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #mocktailrecipe #megiswell | www.megiswell.com

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