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 flavorscucumber, mint, and lemon, sweetened with honey.
|Cucumber||1 Medium , peeled (seeded and coarsely chopped)|
|Freshly chopped mint leaves||3 Tablespoon|
|Lemon juice||1 Cup (16 tbs) , chilled|
|Honey||1/2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Cold water||1/2 Gallon|
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.
Serving size Complete recipe
Calories 571Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat %
Saturated Fat %
Trans Fat 0 g
Sodium 356 mg14.83%
Total Carbohydrates 157 g52.3%
Dietary Fiber 5 g20%
Sugars 131 g
Protein 4 g8%
Vitamin A % Vitamin C %
Calcium % Iron %
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet