This cool Cucumber Agua Fresca will be a regular refreshment for our family this summer, especially since we are having a bumper crop of cucumbers this year!
Add a little vodka and it makes a delicious martini as well!
* * *Cucumber Agua Fresca
From Put 'em Up! Sherri Brooks Vinton
1 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar (I used organic cane)
Juice of 1 lime
Set up a sieve over a bowl (or line a colander with cheesecloth and place over a bowl). Wash, peel, and seed four cucumbers.
Roughly chop, place in a food processor, and puree.
Pour over sieve and let the puree sit for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then lightly press down on the remaining pulp to finish extracting the juice. I used the bottom of a ladle. And give it a little shake.
Pour juice into a pitcher. I poured it through the sieve just to catch some pulp that pushed through. Add water, sugar, and lime juice. Stir until sugar dissolves.
3 ounces Cucumber Agua Fresca
1 1/2 ounces vodka
To this recipe, we added a splash of seltzer. For one serving, add all ingredients to a shaker and shake to blend.
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