Sparkling Cucumber Limeade

Sparkling Cucumber Limeade

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Makes: 4 to 6 servings

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest, plus 1 cup fresh lime juice (4 to 6 limes)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 medium  English cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chilled sparkling water
  1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, lime zest and 1 cup water to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves, about 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the mint leaves. Let cool for 30 minutes.
  2. Strain the lime syrup through a sieve into a pitcher. Add the cucumber and lime juice; refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Just before serving, add the sparkling water. Serve over ice and garnish with mint.