Cucumber Mint Lemonade
Your perfect summer drink! Cucumber Lemonade is so quick to prepare, and you don't even need to cook anything. Just blend and enjoy!
- 1 large cucumber, chopped (put aside some thin round slices for serving)
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- handful fresh mint leaves, (plus more for serving)
- 1 liter cold water
Combine the cucumber, lemon juice, lime juice, and honey in the blender.
Add 1/2-liter of cold water and mint.
Blend everything until you no longer see cucumber bits in the mixture.
Place a strainer on top of a pitcher and pour the mixture into it to remove the remaining cucumber pulp.
Add another 1/2-liter of cold water and more slices of cucumber into the pitcher. Stir.
Pour cucumber lemonade into individual glasses, add some ice cubes and garnish with additional mint.
Use plain, light honey if you can. It will make sure that it will not overpower the cucumber lemonade's flavors (and brightness).
You can substitute molasses for honey, the same quantity.
Peel the cucumber if that's what you prefer. Do note that it would affect how 'green' the lemonade is.
Sparkling water is an excellent alternative to regular water if you want that extra zing for your cucumber lemonade.
Feel free to adjust the amount of honey that you would use. Bear in mind that you would also be adding some ice on it when serving.
Serving: 5g | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg