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Inspired by the warmer weather and the abundance of herbs in my garden, I made this cool and refreshing drink over the weekend.
It’s incredibly easy and so fun to make. Just pop everything in the blender, give it a whirl, and then press the green water through a sieve.
This vibrantly colored drink can be made with flat water, but I tend to prefer sparkling when the mercury rises.
I sweetened my version with leftover Ginger-Lemongrass syrup, but feel free to use simple syrup, honey, or agave.
Cucumber Mint Spritzer
2 English cucumbers, seeded and chopped (about 4 cups)
Juice of 2 limes
½ cup fresh mint
2 cups water
Ginger-Lemongrass syrup, simple syrup, honey, or agave syrup
Yield: 4 to 6
1. Combine the cucumbers, lime juice, mint, and water in a blender. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
2. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve, pressing on the solids to extract the liquid.
3. To serve, pour the mixture into a glass filled with ice, leaving 1/3 empty for the syrup and seltzer. Stir in the syrup to taste and top with seltzer.