Liquid – Cucumber Mint Lemon or Limeade

limeade

Personally, I’ve become a little obsessed with cucumber flavored drinks.  Cucumber flavored vodka has become one of my favorites.  This drink does not have vodka as an ingredient so it’s safe for the kiddies to drink.  However, if you want to kick it up a notch and make it all grown up, then by all means add Vodka.  In it’s original form it is a very refreshing and sophisticated way to quench your thirst.  I can find limeade or lemonade in the frozen or juice section of my supermarket so, it’s easy for me to make this.  I realize some of you prefer freshly made lemonade or limeade so for you I have included a recipe to make your own before adding the cucumber and mint.

Ingredients & Directions for Cucumber Mint Limeade

Cucumber Mint Limeade-to a large pitcher of limeade (or lemonade) add one cucumber, thinly sliced, and a handful of chopped mint leaves.

recipe courtesy of abeautifulmess.com

This has a lot of sugar so for those who watch their sugar intake, I would suggest you adjust the sugar and or the amount of the recipe if less is needed.  Substitute Lime juice and sliced limes for Lemon Juice and sliced lemons, if you prefer Limeade.

Perfect Homemade Lemonade

Ingredients
4 cups sugar
4 cups fresh lemon juice
2 lemons, sliced
Ice, for serving

Directions

In a large saucepan, heat the sugar and 4 cups water until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is hot. Allow to cool, and then place into a large drink dispenser or jug. Add 2 gallons cold water, the lemon juice and lemon slices and stir to combine. Refrigerate and allow to chill completely.

Serve over ice.

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/perfect-homemade-lemonade.html?soc=sharingpinterest&oc=linkback

 

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