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Cucumber Cooler


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


  1. 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.

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