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cuc mint water beauty

Cucumber-Mint Water


cuc mint water beauty

Cucumber-Mint Water

Drinking lots of water is good for you, but sometimes you want it to have a little bit of flavor — that’s why we’re adding the refreshing combination of cucumber and fresh mint leaves. You can strain the mint and cucumber out of the water before you serve it, but it’s not necessary. In fact, sometimes it’s nice to get a slice or two of cucumber in your glass! 
By Adam Ried
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 and 1/2 quarts

kitchen gear

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife (adult needed)
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Measuring cup
  • Sturdy plastic, ceramic, or thick glass pitcher
  • Wooden spoon
  • Colander or sieve (if you like)


  • 1⁄3 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1⁄2 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 1⁄2 US liquid quart cold water


  • Put the mint leaves in the pitcher and use the wooden spoon to gently mash and stir until they look a little bit bashed up.
  • Add the cucumber slices and water, stir, and put the pitcher in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. Strain out the mint and cucumber, if you like, and serve right away.


Bashing up the mint leaves with a wooden spoon is called "muddling," and it helps release their flavor. 
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