Cucumber Mint “Italian Soda”
16 fl oz drinks
- 1 large cucumber
- 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- 21 mint leaves, stemmed
- 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
- Florida Crystals® Liquid Organic Raw Cane Sugar 1/3 cup
- 1 - 1 ¼ cups (8 -10 fl oz) sparkling water or club soda
Peel, seed and chop cucumber to yield about 2 cups total
Combine all ingredients except sparkling water or club soda in a blender and process until smooth.
Press mixture firmly through a mesh strainer into a pitcher to yield about ¾ cup
Pour between 2 glasses over ice, top with sparkling water or club soda and serve garnished with extra mint leaves, if desired
Serve drinks to your friends on a tray with some fresh hydrangeas!
For best results, use a microplane to grate the ginger