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Category: Drinks

Cucumber mint lemonade

Cucumber mint lemonade
Los Angeles Times

It's a little effervescent, a little sweet, a little tart -- everything you want from a summer drink, with the winning combination of lemon, cucumber and mint. "It was unbelievably refreshing with lunch, more like a light, fizzy cucumber elixir ... Read more

Total time: About 12 minutes | Makes 4 drinks
Note: Adapted from Wilshire Restaurant.
  • 2 limes, each cut into 8 slices, divided
  • 1 large cucumber, sliced into 1/8-inch slices
  • 8 sprigs mint, divided
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cups club soda

Step 1In a pitcher, muddle 12 of the lime slices, 16 cucumber slices and 4 sprigs mint to release their juices. Add the lemon juice and sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the club soda to combine. Divide the lemonade into four tall glasses and fill the remainder of each glass with ice. Garnish each glass with 1 slice cucumber and 1 sprig mint. Serve immediately.

Each serving:
62 calories; 0 protein; 16 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 1 mg. sodium.
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