Cucumber Cooler

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This is an amazingly refreshing cocktail/mocktail to kick off the Summer! Flavored with Cecil & Merl’s delicious cucumber bitters and topped with fresh lime juice and spicy ginger beer, it is as thirst-quenching as it is delectable. The recipe below is for one drink but you may just want to make up a pitcher for your Memorial Day celebration.


Cucumber Cooler

From Cecil & Merl

Makes 1 drink



0.5 oz fresh lime juice

4 dashes Cucumber Bitters

Spicy Ginger Beer

2 oz rum (optional)

Cucumber wheel or mint sprig for garnish



1. Combine all the ingredients in a Collins glass over ice.

2. Top with spicy ginger beer and  garnish with a cucumber wheel or mint sprig.

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