It’s hot out and we are thirsty. Water is good, water is great, but sometimes a little somethin’ somethin’ is called for, for you know, being that we need to deal with it being so freaking hot out. and sticky and gross. (BLAH. This past week we have had some temperatures it had make me crankers.)
Anyway, what is more refreshing then cucumber? Not much. And so we blend up cucumber, add some mint and lime juice and stick it into a glass with ice and bubbles. What can be more refreshing then that? Plus look at how pretty it is. Bright ass green. A true summertime drink.
To the Spritzer!
The stuff. A thin skinned cucumber, a lime, a spring of mint, club soda, and if you want, a little simple syrup.
Chunk up the cucumber and into the blender it goes with the juice of the lime and a couple mint leaves.
Blend until smooth.
Grab a couple glasses, add in some ice, and fill each glass half way with the cucumber juice. (mix in liquid sweetener in now if you want it.)
Top off with club soda, a mint leaf and a few slices of cucumber and you are golden cool and fancy free.
Stay cool…..as a cucumber.. HAHA!
Cucumber Mint Lime Spritzer
Makes 2 or 3 drinks
1 cucumber (thin skinned and 6-8 inches long)
a few mint leaves
club soda or plain seltzer
1-2 teaspoons liquid sweetener (optional)
Take cucumber and place into blender along with the juice of the lime and a couple mint leaves. Blend until smooth. Grab a couple glass, fill each with ice, then fill each glasses half way with cucumber mixture. Add in any liquid sweetener if using and stir. (I recommend trying without sweetness, that is that way I like it, and then add sweetener if you need it.) Top glasses off with club soda. Garnish with sliced cucumber, lime wedges, and or mint leaves if you want.