Cucumber Agua Fresca
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 10
  • 4 1/2 cups coarsely chopped peeled cucumbers (about 4 medium)
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup sugar- or less (to taste)
  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 large pinches of salt
  • A bit of mint (optional)
  • A few additional ice cubes (optional)
  1. Combine 2 1/4 cups chopped cucumbers, 2 cups water, 1 cup ice cubes, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup lime juice, and 1 pinch of salt in blender.
  2. Blend until sugar dissolves and mixture is smooth but slushy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer mixture to pitcher.
  4. Repeat with remaining chopped cucumbers, 2 cups water, 1 cup ice cubes, sugar, lime juice, and salt.
  5. Throw in a few mint leaves (optional).
  6. Place additional ice cubes in 8 glasses. Fill with cucumber drink (leaving mint out if using).
FEATURING: Cucumbers! A great drink to cool off on hot summer days! I discovered this refreshing drink while working in Mexico over a decade ago. This is the recipe that was taught to me- you can use less sugar if you want and/or you can add a little mint. FYI, I often make half batches if I only have 2 cucumbers.