CUCUMBER

 

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  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups coarsely chopped peeled cucumbers (about 4 medium)
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup sugar- or less (to taste)
  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 large pinches of salt
  • A bit of mint (optional)
  • A few additional ice cubes (optional)

Directions

  • Combine 2 1/4 cups chopped cucumbers, 2 cups water, 1 cup ice cubes, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup lime juice, and 1 pinch of salt in blender.
  • Blend until sugar dissolves and mixture is smooth but slushy, about 2 minutes.
  • Transfer mixture to pitcher.
  • Repeat with remaining chopped cucumbers, 2 cups water, 1 cup ice cubes, sugar, lime juice, and salt.
  • Place additional ice cubes in 8 glasses. Fill with cucumber drink. Add a few cucumber slices and/or mint leaves (if using).

Notes

I discovered this refreshing drink while working in Mexico almost a decade ago. This is the recipe that was taught to me- you can use less sugar if you want and/or you can add a little mint. FYI, I often make half batches if I only have 2 cucumbers. Also, if you like this recipe, check out recipes for watermelon 'ague fresca': http://allrecipes.com/recipe/watermelon-agua-fresca-3/

Website Credit: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Cucumber-Agua-Fresca-201229

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