Cucumber Agua Fresca
One way to keep as cool as a cucumber this summer is to blend fresh, crunchy cucumbers into this popular Mexican drink, which means “fresh water” in Spanish. It’s almost like a crisp cucumber salad in liquid form. If you really like mint you can use a little extra, up to about 1/3 cup of chopped leaves, for a stronger flavor.Newsletter Sign Up
Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.
- Put the cucumbers, water, lemon juice, mint, honey or maple syrup, and salt in the blender.
- Put the top on tightly and turn the blender to medium to start chopping the cucumber. Adjust the blender to high speed and blend until the mixture is liquid-y and really smooth, about 1 minute.
- Serve right away (with ice cubes, if you like), or cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Stir well before serving.