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.

Recipe by Oxmoor House May 2013


Credit: Oxmoor House

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Serves 2


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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Cooking Light Chill

Nutrition Facts

44 calories; fat 0.1g; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 11.1g; fiber 0.5g; iron 0.2mg; sodium 32mg; calcium 12mg.