Haskins’ mint and cucumber mocktail

Our friends over at Haskins Garden Centres are encouraging gardeners to make the most of their home-grown mint this summer with a refreshing, non-alcoholic mojito recipe.


  • Blitz your fresh mint leaves in a blender, or mash using a muddler, then put them into a tall glass.
  • Slice the cucumber into thin slices and place in the bottom of the glass.
  • Pour the lime juice, elderflower cordial and apple juice into your glass.
  • Place your ice into a sealable freezer bag and use a rolling pin to crush into small chunks.
  • Remove the ice from the freezer bag and place into the glass, then stir.
  • Add the soda water to the glass.
  • To garnish, place the mint sprig on top of the drink, near the edge.
  • As a finishing touch, place one lime wedge into the drink and the other on the rim of the glass.


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  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ cucumber
  • Ice (crushed)
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 40ml soda water
  • 15ml elderflower cordial
  • 30ml apple juice
  • 1 mint sprig (to garnish)
  • 2 wedges of lime (to garnish)


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