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Cucumber Spritzer with Mint

June 23rd, 2015

Cucumber Spritzer with Mint

Cucumber Spritzer with Mint

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup / 240 mL water
  • 1 cup / 200 g granulated sugar
  • 1 (2-inch / 5 cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced in 1?4-inch / .5 cm coins
  • 5 sprigs fresh mint
  • 3 Persian cucumbers, 2 grated (about 1 cup) and 1 thinly sliced
  • 1 (2-liter) bottle chilled soda water
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, ginger, and 10 leaves of the mint, torn or chopped into small pieces. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove the syrup from the heat and stir in the grated cucumber. Place the lid on the pot and steep for 30 minutes. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh sieve and set it aside to cool completely.
  2. To make the spritzer in a pitcher, ideally a glass pitcher so the beautiful spritzer is visible, muddle a few mint leaves in a 3-quart / 3 L pitcher. Add the simple syrup, 3 to 4 cups / 700 to 950 mL of ice cubes, a few cucumber slices, the soda water, and the lemon juice. Fill 8 tall glasses with ice cubes, cucumber slices, and mint leaves.
  3. Pour the spritzer into each glass and serve immediately. To make the spritzer in individual glasses, muddle a few mint leaves in the bottom of each glass. Pour a couple of tablespoons of the cucumber syrup into each, and then add ice, a few cucumber slices, and a couple of mint leaves. Pour the soda water into the glasses with a squeeze of lemon juice; stir and serve immediately.

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2 Comments
  1. Georgina says:

    This sounds lovely, perfect for a hot day x

    Georgina | Rent or Chanel?

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