Lemon-Cucumber Refresher: A Refreshing Summer Drink

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Looking for a refreshing summer drink that will tantalize your taste buds and keep you cool? Look no further than our Lemon-Cucumber Refresher. This invigorating cocktail is perfect for those hot summer days when you need a little pick-me-up. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or hosting a backyard barbecue, this drink is sure to be a hit with your guests.

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Ingredients

  • 5 cucumber slices
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) light rum
  • 4 ½ teaspoons (3/4 ounce) lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons (about 3/4 ounce) Simple Syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Cucumber slices (optional)

Directions

  1. Place 5 cucumber slices in a cocktail shaker. To muddle, gently crush cucumber with the back of a spoon.
  2. Add rum, lemon juice, and Simple Syrup.
  3. Add ice cubes; cover and shake until very cold.
  4. Strain liquid into an ice-filled glass. If desired, garnish with additional cucumber slices.

Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan combine sugar and water.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat; cool.
  4. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 154
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Total Sugars: 11g
  • Vitamin C: 12.4mg
  • Calcium: 20.2mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Potassium: 219mg
  • Folate, total: 12.1mcg
  • Vitamin B-6: 0.1mg

Enjoy this delightful Lemon-Cucumber Refresher and stay cool all summer long!

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