Cucumber Agua Fresca

Serve this refreshing drink with spicy, grilled foods. Use a vegetable peeler to make the optional cucumber ribbons--simply run the peeler along the cucumber lengthwise.

Yield: Serves 2
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 44
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 11.1g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 32mg
  • Calcium: 12mg

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 3/4 cups peeled English cucumber slices (about 1 medium cucumber)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 large limes)
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed ice
  • 2 cups lime-flavored sparkling water, chilled
  • English cucumber ribbons (optional)

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine sugar and 3 tablespoons water in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until mixture boils, stirring every 1 minute. Cool.
  2. 2. Place cucumber slices and 1/4 cup water in a blender; process until smooth. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve into a bowl to measure 1 cup liquid; discard solids. Combine cucumber liquid and sugar syrup in a small pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until thoroughly chilled; stir in lime juice.
  3. 3. Place 3/4 cup crushed ice in each of 2 glasses. Pour 1/2 cup cucumber mixture into each glass. Add 1 cup sparkling water to each glass. Garnish with cucumber ribbons, if desired.
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