Cucumber Lime agua fresca is among some of the popular drinks for those hot summer days. An easy to prepare a drink that takes the term “agua fresca” to the next level, it really tastes like fresh times 2! Cucumber, lime juice, sugar, and mint to garnish.
1large English cucumber or 2 garden cucumbers (about 3 cups
½cupof lime juice (about 4-6 limesdepending on the size
or juiciness of the limes)
3cupsof ice cubes
3small sprigs of mint
Some lime & cucumber slices to garnish the drink.
Peel the cucumbers and remove the seeds using a spoon. Chop cucumbers into chunks and place into the blender. Gather all the ingredients to prepare the agua fresca.
Add the ⅔ cups of sugar, ½ cup of lime juice, and three cups of the water into the blender. Process for a couple of minutes, until everything has been processed into a smooth mixture.
Now, using a strainer, pour the mixture into a large-sized pitcher. In this case, I’m using my Rubbermaid pitcher. Press down on the strainer with the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible. Afterwards, discard those residues.
Add the remaining 3 cups of water and 2 cups of ice cubes, then stir and refrigerate for an hour. To serve, place some slices of lime or cucumber in the glasses and garnish with a few mint leaves. Enjoy!
This recipe makes 1 gallon
Use the type of cucumber available in your area; just make sure to remove the seeds.
I like to garnish this “agua fresca” with the mint sprigs, but some people add it to the whole mixture into the blender. That will depend on your personal taste.