- 1 Large Cucumber, washed and sliced*
- 6 Key Limes (or 2-3 regular Limes), halved
- About 2 Quarts Cold Water
- 3/4 Cup White Sugar, or to taste
*NOTE: You might choose to peel the cucumber prior to slicing it, but I prefer the flavor and health benefits with the skin included.
Place the sliced cucumber in the blender and fill the blender pitcher with cold water up to the 4-cup line.
Blend until smooth.
Strain through a fine sieve into a 2-quart pitcher. (You’ll probably need to stir the cucumber purée remaining in the sieve with a spoon to make sure all the liquid has drained into the pitcher.)
Throw the cucumber solids away and place the sieve on top of the pitcher again.
Place the limes in the blender and fill the blender pitcher with cold water up to the 4-cup line again.
It’s very important that you only pulse the blender 3 or 4 seconds in order to prevent the water from becoming bitter.
Pour into the sieve set over the same pitcher.
Add sugar to taste and any additional water as desired. Stir with a wooden spoon to dissolve.
Chill until ready to serve, or serve over ice.
Posted by Lindsay