Agua Fresca de Pepino (Cucumber-Lime Drink)

August 4, 2006

Agua Fresca de Pepino (Cucumber-Lime Drink)

Amy Schwemm, Tucson CSA

Our gigantic Armenian cucumbers are ideal for this most refreshing summer drink. Easy to make and to drink! It will use up your CSA cucumbers faster than you can get them.

1 large Armenian cucumber, unpeeled (equivalent to 3 English cucumbers)
1/2 to 1 cup lime juice
1-2 cups water
1/4 cup sugar, agave syrup, simple syrup, or other sweetener

Juice the whole cucumber (with skin and seeds), or blend and strain it. Add lime juice, water, and sugar.

Serve chilled. For added zest, sprinkle with chopped mint or Stevia leaf. Makes approximately 2 quarts.

Substitution: instead of lime juice and sugar, you can use 2 tablespoons of frozen concentrated lime juice per pint of cucumber juice.

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