Sparkling Cucumber Limeade
Limeade? Yum. Cucumber water? Yum. Combine them and you get an amazingly refreshing drink that will have your guests raving and wanting more. Cucumber supports healthy skin by soothing your skin from the inside out with it's beneficial Pantothenic Acid or vitamin b-5. Lime helps fight inflammation, improves digestion and also rejuvenates the skin. What a winning combo!
SPARKLING CUCUMBER LIMEADE
Limeade is infused with cucumber and mint and combined with sparkling water for a refreshing summer drink.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings
1 cup sugar (see notes)
1 tablespoon lime zest
1 cup water
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup lime juice
1 medium English cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
2 cups sparkling water, chilled
Combine the sugar, lime zest and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in the mint leaves. Let sit for 30 minutes.
Strain the lime syrup through a fine mesh sieve. Combine the syrup with the lime juice and cucumber. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve, add in the sparkling water. Serve over ice.
NOTES: You can substitute the sugar for 3/4 cup maple syrup or honey for a less processed sweetener. Additionally you may reduce the sugar content by half or leave it out completely depending on what you desire!
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