There's no alcohol in our recipe for a cucumber drink flavored with mashed mint leaves and lime, but this lightly sweet beverage is more refreshing than any cocktail.
- Servings: 4
Photography: Petrina Tinslay
Source: Everyday Food, June 2011
- 3 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped (6 cups)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1 lime, thinly sliced
- 24 ounces club soda
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
In a blender, puree cucumbers and water. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve set over a large bowl, pressing on solids (you should have about 2 cups juice; refrigerate overnight, if desired). In a pitcher, mash fresh mint leaves with back of a wooden spoon until bruised. Add cucumber juice, lime, club soda, and agave nectar or honey; stir to combine. Fill 4 glasses with ice, top with drink, and serve with thinly sliced cucumber.