Two popular summertime flavors collide in this cool, refreshing drink.
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cucumber, sliced
- 6 lemons, juiced
Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until it just begins to boil. Remove from heat and refrigerate for 30 minutes to cool completely. While the simple syrup is cooling. Place the cucumber slices in a food processor and pulse until it forms a pulp. Pour into a fine-mesh strainer and allow to drain into a bowl. Pour off 2/3 cup from the cucumber juice, saving the rest in a sealed container for later use. Be sure to refrigerate the leftovers. In a pitcher, combine the cucumber juice, simple syrup and lemon juice. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve. Pour over ice and garnish with lemon or cucumber.