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Minty Cucumber Limeade

Minty cucumber limeade is super refreshing, lightly sweet, simple to make (just blend and strain over ice), and mixes nicely with gin.
Course Beverage, Cocktail
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword cucumber, gin, mint, summer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 40kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • cups chopped cucumber
  • cups water
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint, leaves removed
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar, plus more to taste (could sub simple syrup!)
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • ice, for serving

Instructions

  • In an upright blender, combine the cucumber, water, mint leaves, lime juice, agave nectar, and salt. Blend the mixture on high until totally liquified, about 1 minute.
  • Run the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a large measuring cup or bowl. Be careful not to press too much on the pulp as we want to avoid any bitterness. Taste the cucumber limeade and add more agave nectar if you like. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the resulting minty cucumber limeade over lots of ice. Garnish with a mint sprig, extra cucumber, or a lime wedge.

Notes

  • This cucumber limeade would be truly excellent with some gin!
  • I use a vegetable peeler to make long ribbons of cucumber to garnish the drink.
  • To make simple syrup, simply combine equal parts natural cane sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once the sugar dissolves, allow the syrup to cool. Keep it in the fridge!

Nutrition

Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.8g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 8.9g