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Cucumber Mint Spritzer

Make the cucumber mixture ahead of time and top it off with ice and club soda

Ingredients ***

1 English cucumber 

Fresh mint leaves from 6 large sprigs

1/4 cup simple syrup

1/4 cup orange juice 

1/4 cup lime juice 

1 teaspoon orange blossom water

1 can (12 oz.) club soda



1. Thinly slice 1/4 of the cucumber and set aside. Cut the remaining cucumber and put into the bowl of a food processor and whirl with 1/4 cup water until well blended, about 2 minutes. Pour into a strainer set over a bowl. Let sit 10 minutes to drain, occasionally pressing with the back of a spoon to push liquid through; discard solids.

2. Put cucumber juice, reserved slices, mint, simple syrup, orange and lime juices, and orange blossom water into a container to chill, at least 30 minutes or up to 1 day ahead.

3. When ready to serve, add ice and top with club soda.

*This adds a nice citrusy fragrance. Find it at Middle Eastern or well-stocked beverage stores.


Total time includes chilling.

Inspired by Meave McAuliffe, Bread & Water, a Venice Beach catering company