• Prep Time
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    10 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 2
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    Cucumber Agua Fresca

    This unique, low-calorie take on agua fresca, with refreshing cucumber and a touch of lime, will dance on your taste buds when you add tangy, sparkling water.


    Ingredients
    2
    tablespoons
    sugar
    3
    tablespoons
    water
    1 3/4
    cups
    peeled English cucumber slices (about 1 medium cucumber)
    1/4
    cup
    water
    3
    tablespoons
    fresh lime juice (about 2 large limes)
    1 1/2
    cups
    crushed ice
    2
    cups
    lime-flavored sparkling water, chilled
    *
    English cucumber ribbons (optional)
    Directions
    Combine sugar and 3 tablespoons water in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high for 2 minutes or until mixture boils, stirring every 1 minute. Cool.
    Place cucumber slices and 1⁄4 cup water in a blender; process until smooth. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve into a bowl to measure 1 cup liquid; discard solids. Combine cucumber liquid and sugar syrup in a small pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until thoroughly chilled; stir in lime juice.
    Place 3⁄4 cup crushed ice in each of 2 glasses. Pour 1⁄2 cup cucumber mixture into each glass. Add 1 cup sparkling water to each glass.
    Garnish with cucumber ribbons, if desired.
    Reprinted With Permission From “Cooking Light Chill: Smoothies, Slushes, Shakes, Juices, Drinks & Ices”

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 2
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