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  • Writer's pictureElisa Juarez

Cucumber-Lemonade Mocktail

Food and Wine, August 2012

Makes 1 drink

1 paper-thin, lengthwise slice of cucumber, for garnish Ice 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped dill, plus 1 dill sprig, for garnish 1 tablespoon agave syrup 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/4 cup fresh cucumber juice (see Note) 1/4 cup chilled club soda

Press the cucumber slice against the inside of a chilled highball glass and add ice. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the chopped dill, agave syrup, lemon and lime juices and 1 tablespoon of water until the syrup is dissolved. Add ice, then add the cucumber juice and shake well. Stir in into the prepared glass and stir in the club soda. Garnish with dill sprig. --Pascaline Lepeltier

NOTE: Cucumber juice is available at juice counters. You can also make it by pureeing peeled cucumber chunks in a blender and then straining the puree through a fine sieve. One large cucumber yields about 3/4 cup of strained juice.

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