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Recipe

Cucumber-Mint Water

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields 1-3/4 quarts

Servings: 7

This lightly sweetened cucumber-flavored water is enhanced with fresh mint and a touch of lemon juice; a DIY (and healthier) version of the flavored waters that are all the rage.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 medium English cucumber (about 1 lb.), peeled, seed core removed, and cut into chunks (2 1/2 cups)
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 20
      Fat Calories (kcal): 0
      Fat (g): 0
      Saturated Fat (g): 0
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0
      Cholesterol (mg): 0
      Sodium (mg): 0
      Carbohydrates (g): 5
      Fiber (g): 0
      Protein (g): 0

Preparation

  • Put the mint leaves and sugar in a small pot and crush the leaves with a wooden spoon. Pour in the boiling water and stir until the sugar dissolves. Set aside to steep and cool for 15 minutes.

    Meanwhile, in a blender, purée the cucumber with 2 cups cold water. Strain the cucumber liquid and mint liquid through a fine strainer into a large bowl; discard the solids. Pour the liquid into a large pitcher. Add the lemon juice and 3 cups cold water; stir to combine. Serve over ice.

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  • kimbluekat | 06/26/2011

    I have made this twice now and both time it has been a big hit! Very refreshing, second time I doubled the batch. I probably use more mint than called for just because I don't measure and have lots in my container on the deck.

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