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Cucumber Basil Refresher

Sliced cucumber topping on a mocktail beverage

Muddled cucumbers, fresh lime juice, and basil leaves make a sweet mocktail, perfect for any occasion.

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Instax picture of a women stirring a mocktail in a Chinet Classic Recycled Clear Cup


  • 1

    Slice the cucumber into ¼”–½”-thick slices, then cut each slice in half to create cucumber half-moons.

  • 2

    Place the cucumbers in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and muddle thoroughly to release as much of their liquids as possible. (This will take around 30 seconds.)

  • 3

    Tear the large basil leaves into smaller pieces, then add them to the cocktail shaker with the muddled cucumber.

  • 4

    Pour fresh lime juice and agave syrup into the shaker, then fill the shaker ¾ of the way full with ice.

    • For a sweeter mocktail, reduce the lime juice quantity to 1 oz. (2 tbsp.).
    • For more cucumber flavor, blend the cucumber in a small blender rather than muddling it.
  • 5

    Secure the lid and shake for about 30 seconds.

  • 6

    Fill a Chinet Classic® Recycled Clear Cup with ice. Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into the clear cup, top with ginger beer then garnish with a cucumber slice and basil leaf.