Betty demonstrates how to make refreshing Cucumber-Mint Lemonade. This is a great drink for a lazy summer day. It has a wonderful combination of flavors—cucumber, mint, and lemon, sweetened with honey.
1 Medium, peeled (seeded and coarsely chopped)
Freshly chopped mint leaves
1 Cup (16 tbs), chilled
1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Place cucumber and mint in blender and pulse until finely chopped.
Add lemon juice, honey, and a pinch of salt and blend until smooth, leaving some flecks of green.
Pour mixture through a sieve into a bowl or large measuring cup.
Use a spoon to press as much liquid as possible through the sieve.
Discard the cucumber/mint pulp.
Add enough water to the strained liquid to equal a total of 8 cups (1/2 gallon).
Pour into two large pitchers for serving.
Place ice cubes in a tall glass. Pour Cucumber-Mint Lemonade over ice cubes.
Garnish the top of the glass with one slice of cucumber and a spring of mint.