St. Patrick’s Cucumber Mojito Mocktail

by Corie McInnis | Mar 13, 2024 | Recipes

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a delicious, refreshing + GREEN mojito mocktail!

I don’t know about you, but I’m in my mocktail era.

I feel that we’re living in a day and age that’s more accommodating to those who desire a non-alcoholic option at bars, restaurants, etc. And that’s a beautiful thing!

Some individuals with acne or other inflammatory skin conditions report that drinking alcohol seems to flare up their skin or cause breakouts.

If that’s the case for you, avoiding alcohol may be best in order to keep your skin clear and happy. Mocktails are a great way to feel like you’re still in on the celebration, but in a way that’s kinder to your body and your skin.

If you love mocktails as much as I do, you’re going to love this cucumber mojito mocktail recipe. While it was created as an ode to St. Patrick’s Day, it can truly be enjoyed anytime of year!

This recipe not only tastes amazing, but it has many health-promoting ingredients! Such as:

Lime juice

Full of vitamin C which has been shown to stimulate collagen production in your skin. Collagen helps to keep your skin firm and strong.

Pure maple syrup

Pure maple syrup is a sweetener that contains many antioxidants which promote skin and overall health. While all sweeteners should be limited in a healthy diet, I do feel that maple syrup is a much better option than refined cane sugar or high fructose corn syrup.

Inner fillet aloe vera juice

Aloe vera juice is soothing and healing to the gut lining. When you have an inflamed or leaky gut, this can perpetuate acne. This is due to the wild and wonderful gut-skin connection. Your gut and your skin have bi-directional communication and affect the health of one another.

Aloe vera juice is one plant-based medicine that can promote gut health AND skin health.

Cucumber, filtered water + sea salt

These ingredients are incredibly hydrating! Hydration is key when it comes to flushing the body of toxins so that they don’t manifest as congestion of the skin.

The small amount of sea salt in this recipe helps you to retain the water in the recipe. This is due to the natural electrolytes found in sea salt. If you don’t add electrolytes to the water you drink, you risk eliminating that water in the toilet through urination without your cells actually absorbing any of it.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy this cucumber mojito mocktail recipe!

light green beverage in a glass garnished with lime and mint

St. Patrick's Cucumber Mojito Mocktail

Print Recipe
Light, refreshing, minty and not-too-sweet GREEN mojito mocktail! Leprechauns everywhere will enjoy 🙂
Keyword beverage, mocktail
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 3 small glasses
Author Corie McInnis

Equipment

  • High-speed blender
  • Fine mesh strainer

Ingredients

  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 4 limes juiced
  • 3 ounces inner fillet aloe vera juice
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 cucumbers peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup mint leaves loosely packed
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender for one minute.
  • Strain all liquid through a fine mesh strainer into glasses filled with ice cubes.
  • Enjoy!

 

Corie McInnis Revel and thrive
Corie McInnis

Corie is a nutritional therapy practitioner. She specializes in helping her 1:1 clients clear up adult acne and ditch digestive discomfort. She believes that a nourishing diet can support the body's innate ability to heal. She's a big fan of grass-fed butter and will not shut up about the gut microbiome.

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