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Cucumber Lemonade with Mint

Servings 2 quarts


  • 10 " fresh cucumber chunked
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice or bottled
  • water
  • mint sprigs
  • extra lemon slices & cucumber slices for garnish


  • Puree fresh cucumber chunks with a small amount of water in a blender or Magic Bullet until well blended.
  • Pour cucumber pulp into a metal sieve (or coffee filter lined colander) with a bowl underneath to catch the cucumber juice.
  • Let drain for 10-15 minutes.
  • (You'll want to use 1 to 1 1/4 cups of cucumber juice in this recipe.)
  • Meanwhile, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup lemon juice in a 2 quart pitcher.
  • Add 5 1/2 cups water and stir well.
  • (Discard cucumber pulp or set aside for another use.)
  • Stir in 1 cup cucumber juice.
  • Taste test and add more water if needed.
  • You may add extra cucumber juice if desired.
  • Muddle a sprig of mint in each serving glass.
  • Add ice and pour cucumber lemonade over all.
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and cucumber and lemon slices.