Saturday, August 1, 2009

Strawberry Cucumber Limonade

This stuff is the best lemonade I've ever sipped--seriously. I've been a fan of cucumber lemonade for over a year. And then I decided to mix two of my favorite flavors. The thought of adding cucumber and strawberry together was pure genius, if I may say so. It is totally worth the effort!!

Strawberry Cucumber Limonade (Lime-uh-nade)
by Alana Lee

3/4 c. sugar
2 T. lime juice
3/4 c. less 2 T lemon juice
3-3/4 c. cold water
few dashes salt (optional)
2 T. cucumber juice
1/2 c. strawberry puree.
a handful or two of ice cubes

1. Pour sugar and water into pitcher.
2. Pour 2 T of lime juice into a glass measuring cup. Now add lemon juice until lime-lemon mixture equals 3/4 c. Add to sugar water.
3. Add a dash or two of salt if desired. (Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don't.)
4. Whisk well until sugar is dissolved.
5. Peel and slice half a cucumber and puree it in a mixer. Strain the pulp out using cloth or mesh fabric. Stir in cucumber juice
6. Cut of the stems of fresh, juicy strawberries and puree in mixer. Add 1/2 c. strawberry puree.
7. Whisk in ice cubes and serve.

Hint: Puree and drain pulp of one cucumber and store in fridge in a mason jar for easy mixing next time.

1 comment:

Monica Fox said...

You are SO creative, and helpful. I am totally excited to try SO many of these recipes. Oh, please don't let the laziness win!!! Thank you for sharing!