Summer Cooldown Recipe: Strawberry Cucumber Spritz

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Summertime means outdoor gatherings and parties with family and friends. What better way to sit back and relax on a warm San Diego day than with a refreshing cocktail? Special thanks to Benihana for this delicious drink that will not only impress, but will help you beat the heat.

The Benihana Strawberry Cucumber Spritz is a light, invigorating blend of strawberries, cucumber and lemonade that will give any summer party a flavorful twist. Or cool off at your local Benihana, and let one of our master mixologists expertly craft the drink for you.

image001Benihana Strawberry Cucumber Spritz


  • Strawberry halfs – 5 each
  • Cucumber slices – 3 each
  • Vodka – 2 oz.
  • Triple sec – ½ oz.
  • Lemon juice – 2 oz.
  • Simple syrup – 1 oz.
  • Soda water


Muddle 4 strawberry halves in a mixing glass. Add 2 cucumber slices and remaining ingredients. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled pint glass and fill to the top with soda water. Garnish with 1 strawberry half and 1 cucumber slice. Enjoy!

San Diego resident for over 10 years, I now call this beautiful city home. Originally from the Bay Area, I'm a California girl at heart. I love the outdoors, fitness, food, and a good craft beer (from San Diego of course).

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