Cucumber Mint “Italian Soda”

Cucumber Mint “Italian Soda”

Serves

16 fl oz drinks

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

INSTRUCTIONS

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

Serving Suggestion

Serve drinks to your friends on a tray with some fresh hydrangeas! 

QUICK TIP

For best results, use a microplane to grate the ginger