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Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca

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.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 36kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large English cucumber or 2 garden cucumbers (about 3 cups
  • when chopped)
  • ½ cup of lime juice (about 4-6 limes depending on the size
  • or juiciness of the limes)
  • 6 cups of water
  • cups of sugar
  • 3 cups of ice cubes
  • 3 small sprigs of mint
  • Some lime & cucumber slices to garnish the drink.

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 36mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg