Sunday, June 15, 2014

Cool cucumber garden drink

This drink is excellent to cool the system and to give an elegant touch to your garden party.

  • 3 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped (6 cups)
  •  1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut milk or water
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
  • a pinch of salt . 
 In a blender, puree cucumbers and water and coconut milk. Pour through a fine-mesh  or cheese cloth sieve set over a large bowl, pressing on solids (you should have about 2 cups juice; refrigerate overnight, if desired). In a pitcher, mash fresh mint leaves with back of a wooden spoon until bruised. Add cucumber juice, lime and agave nectar or honey; stir to combine. Strain to make a smooth drink. Fill a transparent jar serve with thinly sliced cucumber. 

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