Cucumber Mint Limeade

“In my garden I have a wide variety of mint, ranging from your standard peppermint and spearmint to novelties such as strawberry mint and iced hazelnut mint, about 20 varieties in all! So I began looking for ways to use it in the kitchen. Cucumbers also do well in my garden. I once had a cucumber mint limeade at the Whole Earth Festival in Davis, so I based this recipe off of that. I added the honeydew for more nutrients and natural sugar, but you can just add water and more sugar if you don’t have a honeydew handy.” – April Ferre

Cucumber Mint Limeade

Course: Beverages

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 Cucumbers
  • 1 cup Lime Juice
  • 1 1/4 Cup Mint Leaves Packed
  • 1 Honeydew Melon
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar To taste
  • 2 Teaspoons Ball Food Protector Optional

Instructions

  • Slice cucumbers down the center lengthwise. Sandwich mint between cucumber halves as you feed it through a juicer.
  • Remove rind and seeds from honeydew and put through juicer.
  • Combine cucumber, mint, and honeydew juices with lime juice and sugar. Adjust to taste with more sugar or lime juice as desired.
  • If juice is to be stored for longer than a day, add Ball Food Protector (found in the canning section of the grocery store) to preserve color and freshness.

2017 Adapted Recipe – April Ferre – From www.simplyrecipes.com