Need a drink to quench your thirst, but want something a little more exciting than water?

This non-alcoholic lime and mint drink might seem like it would taste like a mojito, but  by adding this vegetable it adds a whole new layer to the taste, of what I can only describe as ‘freshness’.

Try for yourself how refreshing this drink really is on a hot sunny day…

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Sparkling Cucumber Limeade

Marla Hingley
Cucumber gives a light fresh flavor to this drink, pairing perfectly with the mint and lime.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lime zest
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup lime juice about 5 limes
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves plus more for garnish
  • 1 English cucumber thinly sliced & halved
  • 2-3 cups club soda

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan combine sugar, zest, and water. Bring to a simmer, stirring often until sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and add mint. Let cool for 30 minutes.
  • Strain mixture into a pitcher, then add cucumber and lime juice and chill until cold.
  • To serve, add club soda and a few mint springs to the pitcher, then pour into a tall glass filled with ice.
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