Cucumber Lime Mint Agua Fresca



  • 2 cucumbers (ends trimmed, but peel still on, coarsely chopped)
  • 0.5 cup lime juice from fresh limes
  • 1.25 cup packed (spearmint) mint leaves, woody stems removed
  • 0.5 cup sugar
  • 1.25 cup water
  • ice cubes


  1. Put the ingredients in a blender and add enough water to fill 3/4 of the blender. Hold the lid on the blender and purée until smooth.
  2. Place a fine mesh sieve over a bowl and pour the purée through it, pressing against the sieve with a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid out as possible.
  3. Fill a large pitcher halfway with ice cubes. Add the juice. Serve with sprigs of mint and slices of lime.

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