Little things can make a dinner party a success, like serving a refreshing flavored water. This cucumber-mint sipper is a breeze to make in the blender. Chill and then strain before serving (letting the liquid sit with the cucumber-mint mash for as long as possible helps build flavor). It's also a perfect base for a cocktail; let your guests add gin or vodka to taste.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Cucumber-Mint Water
Total:
1 hr 15 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
six 1-cup servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 15 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
six 1-cup servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Blend the cucumbers, sugar, lemon juice, mint, salt and 4 cups cold water in a blender until as smooth as possible (a fair amount of solids will remain). (If all the ingredients do not fit in your blender, use half the water to puree, transfer the puree to a larger container, then stir in the remaining water.) Refrigerate to chill, at least 1 hour.

Before serving, strain the cucumber-mint water through a fine strainer. Use the bottom of a ladle or wooden spoon to help push the liquid through the mesh. Discard the solids. Serve over ice. Add gin or vodka to taste if using.

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