Betty's Cooling Cucumber-Mint Lemonade

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Jun. 11, 2015

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.

Ingredients

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)
Salt 1 Pinch
Cold water 1/2 Gallon

Directions

Making

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.

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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 571Calories from Fat 5

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

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