Cucumber Lemonade

This is the time to compose delicious drinks with cucumbers still fresh in our region!

Easy and quick to perform, c’is an ideal drink when’it's warm.

Ingredients for 4 people about:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 25 ounces of water
  • 15-20 cl lime juice to taste
  • zest of 2 limes
  • 3 mint sprigs
  • 1 piece of 5 cm ginger fresh
  • Sparkling water.

Cucumber Lemonade

Place water, juice and lemon zest, ginger unpeeled and cut into pieces and the sugar in a saucepan and bring to boil.

Simmer for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat, add the mint leaves and steep for 30 minutes at room temperature. Strain and pour into a pitcher.

Cut the cucumber into 2. Mix the first half and add to the mixture. Cut the second half into thin slices and add them to the pitcher.

Place in refrigerator and marinate for a few hours.

Serve with soda water and ice cubes to taste.

© N. Arnoult / JC Amiel / AOP Tomatoes and cucumbers in France