Cucumber Mint Lime Agua Fresca

By Alexandra Caspero on July 28, 2017

Being pregnant has given me a whole new appreciation for non-alcoholic drinks. B.B. (before babe), I would typically opt for plain water if I wasn’t going for a glass of wine or a cocktail. It’s not that I was against other options, they just rarely entered my thoughts as a possibility when dining out. It was alcohol or bust.

Now, I love trying out different shrubs, teas and tonics when we go out, my favorite being the hibiscus agua fresca at Mission Taco here in St. Louis. That beverage was a complete game-changer; I think I downed two the first night trying it, and have gone back almost weekly for their taco and agua fresca combo.

Cucumber Mint Lime Agua Fresca! Super refreshing and low-sugar drink mocktail. Try it this summer! Fresh cucumber, lime and mint. Vegan and gluten-free beverage | www.delishknowledge.com

If you haven’t had an agua fresca before, let me introduce you to the most refreshing drink ever. Think infused water with a lot more flavor; similar to juice with a lighter texture. This version uses three of my favorite summer ingredients: cucumber, lime and mint. Think of it like a margarita for the 9 o’clock hour.

Puree all of the ingredients together, then strain through a nut-milk bag or fine mesh sieve. I suppose you could drink it unfiltered, but I prefer the water-like drinkability.

I tend to make a pitcher of this for the weekend, storing leftovers in a giant mason jar that I can sip on throughout the day. It’s light, cooling and perfect for these overly-humid days.

For the ultimate treat, serve over lots of crushed ice and a wedge or two of fresh lime juice. And, for those of you who have my B.B. mindset, a splash or two of vodka or gin would be lovely. TGIF. 

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Cucumber Mint Lime Agua Fresca! Super refreshing and low-sugar drink mocktail. Try it this summer! Fresh cucumber, lime and mint. Vegan and gluten-free beverage | www.delishknowledge.com

Cucumber Mint Lime Agua Fresca

  • Author: Alex

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Cucumber Mint Lime Agua Fresca! Super refreshing and low-sugar drink mocktail. Try it this summer! 


  • Author: Alex
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups roughly chopped cucumber (can leave the seeds/peel on)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup packed mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup sugar (I usually start with 1/4 cup and add more if needed)
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • pinch salt
  • ice

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and puree until smooth. Depending on the size of your blender, you may need to do this in batches. I usually puree the cucumber and lime juice first, then add in the rest to make sure it all fits. If drinking immediately, blend in a few handfuls of ice to the blender before straining. 
  2. Strain using a fine mesh strainer or nut-milk bag (this fine mesh strainer over a large mason jar works perfectly).
  3.  Serve over lots of ice or store in the fridge until ready to drink. 

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Cucumber Mint Lime Agua Fresca! Super refreshing and low-sugar drink mocktail. Try it this summer! Fresh cucumber, lime and mint. Vegan and gluten-free beverage | www.delishknowledge.com

Meet Alex Caspero

Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Plant-Based Chef and mom of two. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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    1. Nicole Miller
      June 7, 2019 AT 8:22 am

      How many servings does this make?

      1. Alex
        June 11, 2019 AT 1:29 pm

        About 4!

    2. Rosey
      August 4, 2017 AT 6:46 pm

      This was really good
      And a great way to use all the cucumber in our garden!

    3. Cardinal
      July 28, 2017 AT 11:43 am

      This looks lovely! May I use stevia instead of sugar?

      1. Alex
        July 28, 2017 AT 11:46 am

        I don’t see why not, though you may have to play around with how much to use. Thanks! Alex