Strawberry Cucumber Limeade

Welcome back to Strawberry Week!! If you missed Monday’s recipe of these soft strawberry lemon donuts, run over there for it! It’s life-changing. With lots of strawberries in my refrigerator from our strawberry picking escapade of the last weekend, I decided to whip up a cocktail. Well a mocktail limeade since this lady is off alcohol for a few more months. This strawberry cucumber limeade is a refreshing summer drink that you need to make by the pitcher for any gathering you are having.

Strawberry Cucumber Limeade

INGREDIENTS

  •  2 cups fresh strawberries
  •  ½ cup water
  •  ½ cup granulated sugar
  •  1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  •  1 medium cucumber, sliced
  •  Ice
  •  ½ cup liquid sweetener (agave or honey), or more to taste
  •  Sparkling water or club soda
  •  Garnish: lime wedges, fresh mint and strawberries

INSTRUCTIONS
  • In a blender, blend the fresh strawberries until smooth. Pass the puree through a fine sieve and collect strawberry liquid into a medium bowl.
  • In a large pitcher, whisk together the water, sugar and lime juice until sugar dissolves.
  • Add in the strawberry mixture, cucumbers, ice and liquid sweetener. Top with about a liter of sparkling water or club soda. Mix well and add sweetener to taste.
  • Serve with garnishes and enjoy immediately.