218: Cucumber Lemonade Chiller
With my abundant cucumbers, I decided to try something a little different by making a Cucumber Lemonade Chiller.
You puree cucumbers and rosemary and strain off the juice, mixing it with lemon juice, agave syrup, gin, and water to make lemonade. I got some of the puree in the cucumber juice without realizing it, so my lemonade was a little cloudy. I didn’t add gin until I’d already made the lemonade so that I could just add it to one glass and try the cucumber lemonade without it.
I wasn’t a huge fan of this. I actually didn’t like the rosemary in this recipe. I also preferred the cucumber lemonade without the gin. If you’re not a fan of gin, I suggest you withhold the rosemary from this recipe, and try it with vodka if you want it to have alcohol in it at all. I doubt I’d make this recipe again because trying to strain the cucumber puree was just a hassle. I’d rather just add a few slices of cucumber to a lemonade instead.