Thursday, May 2, 2013

~Cucumber Lemonade | Summer Drinks Recipes~

Cucumber Lemonade | Summer Drinks Recipes

We all make normal lemonade but ever thought of adding cucumber to it? If no then try it now, the drink is so refreshing that if you try...

We all make normal lemonade but ever thought of adding cucumber to it? If no then try it now, the drink is so refreshing that if you try once you will be hooked to it.  I drink this glass after glass in hot summer days and relish it, though I always don't add sugar, some times I just add salt and enjoy it more so option is yours enjoy both sweet and salt version of this drink.  As any drink we make variations in this one too add honey if you prefer, add basil or mint leaves for that extra flavor.


Add soda to make it a perfect party drink ~ endless options here to try.  You can make these kind of drinking in large quantity keep in fridge and relish the whole day.  This lemonade is always a great way to add cucumber in our diet, do you know cucumbers are good source of Vitamin B?



Cucumber also helps to hydrate body and replenishes daily vitamins, relieves bad breath (Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.), aids in digestion among other things.  So plenty of reason for your to add cucumber in your diet and how easy can be than to make this cucumber lemonade right?  So go ahead and try this out.




Cucumber Lemonade Recipe

Prep Time:
Total Time:
Serves: 5-6

Ingredients:

Large Cucumber - 1

Lemon Juice - 1/2 Cup [or to taste]
Lemon Zest - 1 tsp [or of 1 small lemon]
Sugar - 3/4 Cup [or honey to taste]
Water - 6 Cups
Salt - 3/4 tsp [optional]
Ice Cubes - Few



Method:
1. Wash well and peel cucumber, make few large slices and keep aside for garnishing. (check my cucumber sandwich post on how to do it)
2. Chop cucumber (if too many seeds remove seeds), add 2 cups of water in blender with cucumber pieces, sugar.

3.  Blend for 3-4 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Sieve drink  and add remaining water in a large bowl.

4. Add salt, lemon juice, ice cubes, lemon zest and stir well to combine. Sieve again if preferred.

5. Pour in serving glasses add more ice cubes if required or chill and serve, garnish cucumber slice or lemon wedges.
 ~ To garnish glass like below picture first add ice cubes in a glass and then keep cucumber slice and twist it and pour drink, lemonade in this case.  Ice cubes will hold the cucumber slice in place, in a large jar cucumber slice will float.


Enjoy this easy and different cucumber lemonade, add a snack along to make a perfect breakfast or evening snack time drink, good for kids in any case.


Have a nice day ~~

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