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Cucumber Limeade

Yield
Quart
Prep time
45 mins
Course
Beverages
Source

Adapted from www.saveur.com

Description

Cucumber, lime, and mint make for a refreshing summer drink.

Ingredients

1 csugar
1 1⁄2 Tlime zest
1⁄4 cmint leaves (fresh)
1 cucumber (medium, thinly sliced)
1 lsparkling water (chilled)

Instructions

In a saucepan, bring lime juice, sugar, lime zest, and 2 cups of water to a simmer over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat, add the mint leaves to the pot, and set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes. Strain through a sieve into a 1 quart pitcher. Add the cucumber slices and place in the fridge to chill. Just before serving, pour the liter of sparkling water into the pitcher, and serve over ice.