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Refreshing Cucumber Jalapeno Gin Cocktails

By: Professor Mint 

May 6, 2024

I enjoy relaxing with this refreshing spicy cucumber gin cocktail, especially after spending all morning in my garden, outside in South Florida’s hot sun.  What makes this cocktail truly special, however, is the butterfly pea infused gin.  Its floral notes truly come to life with the addition of a little St. Germaine’s elderflower liqueur.  Also, the mesmerizing hues of purple in this drink are just beautiful.  


Being able to grocery shop in your backyard is truly an underrated experience, especially when you hate leaving your house.  Plus, I love making cocktails with produce I grew myself.  I am quite proud to say I grew the cucumber, mint, jalapeno, and butterfly peas in this drink, which made it even more special. And if you know me and my past failures of growing cucumbers, then you know this was truly a triumph.  I made my drink without the soda water for the Insta video since I just didn't want it that day. However, feel free to top your drinks with some for a little razzle dazzle, because it is delicious, if you like a llittle sparkle.


I dehydrated my butterfly pea flowers, because I am aware that you might have to buy them dehydrated, if you can't grow them, or can and just wnat to make this drink now., but you can easily use fresh ones  And yes, I know it takes a tad bit extra work and foresight infusing your gin beforehand, but it is worth it to be able to enjoy such a vibrant, bewitching drink.  Besides, it is the perfect drink to show off your inner mixologist skills with.



3 Drinks

Butterfly Pea Infused Gin Ingredients (I make a big mason jar of this, and use as I please in cocktails, feel free to make less):


¼ cup of dehydrated butterfly peas (roughly 1 tsp per 2 oz of gin)

24 oz of gin (I prefer Hendricks, you do you though)


Cocktail Ingredients:


4.5 oz of butterfly pea infused gin

3 oz St Germaine or any other elderflower liquor

2 oz lime juice

1-2 oz agave or simple syrup

12 Mint leaves

6 slices cucumber

4-6 slices jalapeño pepper (depending on your spice level)

Soda water, optional



For Garnish (optional)


Sugar and tajin mixture (or salt and tajin or just tajin. Pick your poison)

Cucumber slices

Jalapeño slices



  1. To infuse your gin, add your butterfly peas and gin to a mason jar, and cover.  Let sit for at least 1 hour.  I let mine sit for around 2 hours to get a nice deep hue of blue, but feel free to remove the butterfly peas, whenever you reach your desired color.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle your cucumber slices, mint and jalapeño.
  3. Fill your shaker with ice, and add in your gin, lime juice (if you want it to come out purple immediately, if you wish to have the color change effect in the glass, reserve the lime juice for after you’ve poured your drink into the designated glasses), and agave/simple syrup to your shaker, and shake well.
  4. Pour, or strain your mixture (if you don’t like pulp) into a glass filled with ice.
  5. If you reserved your lime juice slowly add a bit to each glass to watch your drink transform. Optionally, top your glasses with soda water, if you want a little fizz.
  6. Stir gently to combine.
  7. Garnish your drinks as you please.  I garnished my glasses by rimming them with a sugar tajin mixture, as well as a cucumber slice dipped in tajin, and a jalapeño slice.  However, this is now your drink, so do as you must.

    Sip & Enjoy!
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