Cucumber Lemonade

The addition of cucumber to traditional lemonade makes a refreshing sweet tart beverage that is perfect for a hot afternoon.

INGREDIENTS:

2 English cucumbers
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

4 cups water
3/4 cup sugar*
Ice

METHOD:

Peel cucumbers and chop into 1 inch chunks.

Place 2 cups water, half the cucumber pieces and sugar in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour mixture into pitcher and repeat with remaining cucumber, water and sugar.

Add lemon juice to pitcher and whisk to blend. Serve immediately.

To serve, fill tall glasses with ice and pour lemonade over. Garnish with piece of cucumber,slice of lemon, or mint sprig if desired.

* 1/2 cup of agave syrup (or to taste) can be used in place of sugar.

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