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05

It was a hot humid day in Ottawa on Sunday and the line ups at Taras Lemonade Stand at Landsdowne Park indicated that everyone was thirstier than normal.

Eventually I knew I had to stand in line too!! I ordered a cucumber lemonande drink but was so thirsty that I didnt have time to take a picture of my drink !

This motivated me to google a recipe and to try it at home!! I found a recipe on the All Recipes website, then I adjusted it (naturally).

Basically you need to have just two ingredients – a cucumber and some lemons

Ingredients:

1 english cucumber, sliced thinly

3 lemons, juiced (you need about 1/4 cup of lemon juice)

1 cup water

1/2 cup white sugar

Method:

Boil the water and the sugar to make a simple syrup

Mix the sliced cucumber in a blender and then strain the pulp from the liquid

*I added a touch of water to help it get going

this resulted in 1 cup of cucumber juice

Mix the simple syrup, the lemon juice and the cucumber juice – I used 1 cup of cucumber juice, to 1 cup of simple syrup and 1/2 cup of lemon juice but I found it too tart and added quite a bit more water till I found the right balance. Next time,┬áIm going to try and use only 1/4 cup of lemon juice.

END RESULT


It is indeed an interesting mix of flavors and a GORGEOUS summer drink – I totally love this shade of green.

I wonder how it will taste with vodka? hmmmmm.

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5 Responses to “Cucumber Lemonade”

  1. July 6th, 2011 at 06:26 | #1

    Hmmmmm or you could leave out the sugar and two of the lemons, leave in the cucumber, add more greens and a very ripe banana and have yourself an extremely healthy drink!

  2. July 6th, 2011 at 06:48 | #2

    Lovely.
    I bet maple syrup would be a good substitution for the sugar.

  3. July 6th, 2011 at 14:16 | #3

    This is interesting! Gotta try it!

  4. July 7th, 2011 at 06:16 | #4

    I’ve had cucumber water, which is incredibly refreshing, so I imagine this is liek that, times 10. Must try!

  5. Valia
    July 7th, 2011 at 06:36 | #5

    This looks so good!!! I love the color!! Thanx for sharing.

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