Lime Cumcumber Mint Soda | Summer

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As summer approaches, I find myself dreaming about traveling. Its something of a magical concept to me to go to a new place, with no cares in the world, except to enjoy your picturesque surroundings. My Pinterest account is filled with pictures of beaches with water that match the hue of a “sky blue” crayon perfectly, magnificent architecture, and perfect green hills that tumble across the landscape. Right now this “dream” remains as something like a distant ship. It may come to shore one day, but not any time soon, unfortunately.

But hey, a girl can dream, right?

Instead, I’ll take to lounging about, working (I got my first job!), and working on summer assignments. And of course, drinking refreshing drinks to cool off from the ninety degree days, like this cucumber mint soda.

LIme Cucumber Mint Soda

Adapted from: {local milk}

  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 a cucumber, diced
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • the juice & zest of two small limes
  • food dye (any color you want, only 1-2 drops will be needed)
  • 1 bottle chilled sparkling water

Mix together the water & soda in a pan, until the mixture is boiling & the sugar is completely dissolved.

Remove from heat, and add the cucumber, mint, lime juice & lime zest.

Steep for 30 minutes. add food coloring

To get the ombre effect: color your syrup as you please, then pour it all into the bottom of a jug, and chill the syrup. Then, when you are ready to serve the drinks, take the sparkling water, and pour it into the jug with the syrup, but attempt to pour it down the inside of the jug, so it doesn’t splash directly into the syrup.

Enjoy,

Deepshikha :)

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