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Cucumber-Lemonade Spritzers

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups diced peeled cucumber
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 cups sparkling water, chilled
  • 1 small cucumber, cut lengthwise into 4 spears (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 64
  • caloriesfromfat 1 %
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.4 g
  • carbohydrate 16.7 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 9 mg
  • calcium 22 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 3/4 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool.

  2. Place sugar mixture, diced cucumber, lemon juice, and ginger in a blender; process until smooth. Cover and chill.

  3. Combine cucumber mixture and sparkling water in a pitcher; stir gently with a whisk until blended. Serve over ice; garnish each glass with a cucumber spear, if desired.