Saturday, July 8, 2017

Refreshing Mint and Cucumber Sparkling Water


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Discover the summer's best new drink! Refreshing Mint and Cucumber Sparkling Water - Slice of Southern

Discover the summer's best new drink!

Everyone needs a damn good thirst quenching drink during the hot days of summer.  We drink a lot of water around here (2nd to iced tea!) and love it straight up or fruit infused. That's great but sometimes we are looking for a bit more, something more refreshing.

So picture a drink that smells like fresh, tingly, cooling mint as you bring the glass to your mouth.  Then you take a sip and have a mix of cool undertones of cucumbers and the tingle of sparkling water.  Sounds refreshing right?  I certainly think so!


Discover the summer's best new drink! Refreshing Mint and Cucumber Sparkling Water - Slice of Southern


REFRESHING MINT AND CUCUMBER SPARKLING WATER

Just by using a few exquisite ingredients that work well together you stumble upon a miraculous secret.  One that says "Yes...this is the one, the drink I'm craving." 

Make a pitcher or carafe of this wonderful concoction to have on hand during the day, by the pool, or with a light meal.  This drink will remind you of the feeling you get when you bite into a York Peppermint Patty.  Refreshing and light.  


Discover the summer's best new drink! Refreshing Mint and Cucumber Sparkling Water - Slice of Southern

You'll find this so easy to make your sure to want this all summer long.  Make sure to stock up on some mint!

Enjoy!




Refreshing Mint and Cucumber Sparkling Water

serves 6

1 large bunch of fresh mint
1/2 cup sugar (or Splenda)
1/2 cup water
1 medium, English cucumber - cut in to thin rounds
3 cups of plain sparkling water

Roughly chop 1/2 of the mint leaves.  Set aside.  In a small saucepan add the sugar and water.  Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved.  Remove from heat and add the chopped mint and half of the cucumber.  Allow to cool.

Pour the sugar mixture through a strainer into a pitcher or large carafe.  Push against the mint and cucumbers in the strainer to release some of the flavors into the pitcher.  Add the remaining cucumber slices and some whole mint leaves to the pitcher.  Add the sparkling water and stir to combine.  Add ice to the pitcher.  Serve over ice in glasses with a slice of lime.  


Discover the summer's best new drink! Refreshing Mint and Cucumber Sparkling Water - Slice of Southern

Discover the summer's best new drink! Refreshing Mint and Cucumber Sparkling Water - Slice of Southern




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