Did you see the cucumber mint water recipe on page 12 of the June edition of Southern Living Magazine?
I was inspired!
Over Memorial weekend, I cut about 10 slices of cucumber and placed them in a pitcher. I added 1-1/2 limes, sliced thinly (ends excluded), and about 12 apple mint leaves from pots on the porch.
You need to mash everything pretty well to get the flavors released, then fill the pitcher with cool water and ice.
Serve immediately or refrigerate until your guests arrive. It’s delicious and so refreshing! (No sugar is needed, which is a dietary bonus. 😉 )
I decided to prepare a recipe for you to print if you’d like.
- 10 thin slices of cucumber
- 1-1/2 limes, sliced thin, ends excluded
- 12 fresh mint leaves (I used apple mint, my favorite)
- Place all ingredients into a large pitcher and mash with a blunt object. A potato masher might work for you, or a ladle. Use whatever fits into the mouth of your pitcher. After mashing to release the flavors, fill the pitcher with cool water and ice cubes. Stir well.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate.
You’ll want to drink this refreshment the day you make it. I found that the cucumber flavor was overly strong when I tasted the leftovers the following day. Fresh is better anyway, right?
Speaking of refreshment, my favorite verse yesterday from the passages our Jubilee Journey group read yesterday was Proverbs 11:25.
The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
Totally not planned. I think it’s a neat coincidence.
Do you like flavored water? What flavors are your favorites?
I’m sharing this post at Metamorphosis Monday.