Cucumber Lemonade Cocktail

Cucumber-Lemonade Cocktail

Recipe Type: Cocktail
Author: The Bikini Chef
Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 4
A fresh drink to enjoy on a warm summer day!

  • 3 large cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) gin
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup, (see #SOBikini Tip)
  1. Cut 12 thin slices of cucumber for garnish.
  2. Peel and chop the rest of the cucumber.
  3. Transfer to a food processor, add rosemary and puree.
  4. Pour the puree through a fine-mesh strainer set over a medium bowl or large measuring cup.
  5. Press on the solids to extract all the juice.
  6. Add water, gin, lemon juice and agave syrup to the cucumber juice; stir until the agave is dissolved. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses.
  7. Garnish with cucumber slices and rosemary sprigs.

**#SOBikini Tip: Agave syrup or nectar is the naturally sweet juice extracted from the agave plant. It has a lower glycemic index than table sugar, but is even sweeter. Use it in moderation when substituting for table sugar. Look for it near other sweeteners in natural-foods stores.


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