cucumber limeade

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I teased this drink a little bit on Tuesday, but trust me, it was so hard not to shout from the rooftops about how absolutely incredible, refreshing and delicious this recipe is!

When I was trying to think of recipes to use up my cucumber overload, I really wanted to try something that stepped out of the box. My thought process went something like this:

I need a Thirsty Thursday drink. And I should really use up some cucumbers. Oh yeah, there was a Gilmore Girls episode where they kept drinking cucumber water. Maybe I should do that. Nah. “Add cucumber to water” is not a recipe. What if I added sugar? Then it’d be like a cucumber-ade. Or maybe just add the lemon. Cucumber lemonade! GENIUS.

*Google it.*

Wait, people make cucumber limeade? That’s even genius-y-er!

The result is delicious. I really am not sure there is a better hot weather beverage out there. This was so delicious it actually made me want to go to the gym and sweat a ton so I could come home and have a refreshing glass of cucumber limeade. While Babyface was drinking his glass, he kept saying “Mmm. This is so good.” after every sip. Ad-dict-ting.

Before diving into making the limeade, you’ll need to make simple syrup. Simple syrup is something good to always have around if you are a frequent cocktail and beverage maker. We just keep a bottle of it in the fridge at all times. To make simple syrup, just boil equal parts sugar and water until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Cucumber Limeade

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Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced into chunks
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 1/2-1 cup simple syrup
  • Water

Directions:

  1. In a blender, add cucumber, lime juice, simple syrup and water to within an inch of the top.
  2. Blend until cucumbers are well chopped. Strain through a strainer.
  3. Serve over ice.

What’s your favorite summer drink?

 

Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.
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