Chef Irie’s Special Cucumber Lemonade

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Chef Irie loves his libations. This combination of cool cucumber juice with vodka, fresh mint leaves and simple sweetness could creep up on you. It’s only as strong as you make it, but it’s definitely an interesting island twist for your summer afternoon soiree.

Serves 4

Prep Time 7 min      

Total Time 7 min


  • 3 cucumbers
  • 1 1/2 cup Simple Syrup (equal parts sugar and water dissolved)
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup vodka
  • Ice
  • Mint leaves


  1. Peel and dice cucumbers. Add to blender along with simple syrup, then blend until liquified.
  2. Strain mixture to remove solid bits, then add lemon juice and vodka and stir.
  3. Add muddled mint leaves and ice, then serve in chilled glasses with whole mint leaves as garnish.


  • Please drink responsibly. NOT FOR CHILDREN.