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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Summer Drink: Cucumber and Mint Cooler | Family Economics

By Tori Tait

            

There is something so satisfying about mixing up a refreshing drink on a warm summer day. Experimenting with seasonal flavors is a fun way to create your own summer beverage. If you’re growing herbs or fruits, consider experimenting with flavors by combining them to create your own unique summer beverage. One combination that works well together is cucumber and mint. The cucumber adds a crisp and refreshing flavor while the mint adds some earthiness and depth to an otherwise, lightly flavored drink. Just add club soda to create a bubbly and refreshing drink! 

cucumber and mint cooler 

Cucumber and Mint Cooler

Prep: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 (16-ounce) drink

Ingredients

1 glass or mason jar
6-8 mint leaves
Ice, crushed
1 (16-ounce) club soda
4 slices of cucumbers

Directions

In the bottom of a glass or mason jar, mash 4-6 mint leaves. Add crushed iced to the glass. Next, fill glass with club soda and then add in three slices of cucumbers and the remaining mint leaves. Garnish the glass with a slice of cucumber.

This drink is really refreshing and the perfect warm weather sip! Try creating your own flavor combination with ingredients from your garden or refrigerator. Strawberries, melons, blueberries, thyme and lavender are all great flavors to experiment with. For additional flavored water tips, check out my post here!

What is your favorite flavor combo? Please share them in the comments section below!

Photo courtesy of Tori Tait.

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