Refreshing limeade with a hint of cucumber for a sensational and refreshing taste.
Cucumber Limeade Recipe: Adapted From Lemonade
- 3-4 huge cucumbers (about 4 heaping cups)
- 1 1/2 cups lime juice
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 16 cups of cold water ( about a gallon)
Recipe Directions: In a sauce pan on low to medium heat, dissolve 1.5 cup of water and 2 cups sugar to make simple syrup. In the food processor place cucumbers and lime juice and blend; once the syrup has cooled add the simple syrup to the food processor and blend until all the ingredients are mixed into a puree. Take a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and pour the puree in the strainer extracting the liquid. Place the liquid into a pitcher add water and chill.
Recipe Notes: I had to work in batches since my food processor could not hold all of the cucumber and simple syrup. I of course go tired put it in a bowl and began to stir. If you do not have a fine mesh strainer I would encourage you to use a nut bag or anything that will get rid of all the pulp( I have used stocking, new of course ). I ran out of limes so I had to use lime juice. I used about 6 limes and ½ cup of lime juice. I should have used just the juice but fresh is always better.