Cucumber Limeade

Cucumber Limeade

Cucumber Limeade

Mint and cucumber make this classic summertime drink extra refreshing.Todd Coleman

Mint and cucumber make this classic summertime drink extra refreshing. This recipe first appeared with our Las Vegas issue, along with Beth Kracklauer's story True West.

Cucumber Limeade
Mint and cucumber make this classic summertime drink extra refreshing.
Yield: makes 1 Quart

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh lime juice (about 7 limes)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Zest of 3 limes (about 1 1/2 T)
  • 14 cup mint leaves
  • 1 liter bottle lemon/lime seltzer, chilled
  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Place juice, sugar, zest, and 2 cups water in a 2-qt saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat, add mint leaves, and let sit for 30 minutes. Pour through a fine strainer into a 1-qt. pitcher, stir in cucumber slices, and chill. Add entire bottle of seltzer to pitcher and serve immediately over ice.