Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca is a cool drink made from pureed cucumbers, lime juice, and a bit of sugar. It's kind of like a cucumber lemonade, except the fresh cucumber is the predominant flavor. It's spectacular and just the thing for hot summer days.
I love the concept of aguas frescas, but often find that they are far too sweet for my tastes. I prefer to add just a small bit of sugar and let the fruit flavor shine through.
Also...I need to be honest with you.
As lovely as this is on its own, it is also the PERFECT base for just about every spirit. Gin, tequila, vodka...all wonderful with this. Though you might like to know that...
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Cucumber Lime Agua Fresca
Makes 2-4 servings
4 large cucumber, ends trimmed and cut into large chunks
2 limes, juiced
1 cup water
3 tablespoons sugar or honey (use more or less to taste)
Combine the cucumbers, lime juice, water, and sugar in a blender and puree three minutes, or until very smooth. (A high-speed blender works exceptionally well for this!)
Strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove any remaining seeds or solids.
Taste and adjust seasoning, then serve over ice.