Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tasty Tuesday: Cucumber Punch

'Tis the season for lemonade!

The classic, refreshing summertime drink, in a tall clear glass...can't you just hear the ice clinking now?


Well, let's twist it up a bit!

Introducing Cucumber Punch: just as refreshing (I think, anyway!) as lemonade, easy to make, and an interesting taste! I came across this recipe in a recent Healthy Cooking magazine (by Taste of Home), used it at a get-together, and loved it! Enjoy!

Cucumber Punch
  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 2 liters diet ginger ale, chilled
  • 4-1/2 cups diet citrus soda (ex: Diet Sprite), chilled
With a zester or fork, score cucumbers lengthwise; cut width-wise into thin slices. In a large pitcher, combine water and lemonade concentrate; add cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Just before serving, transfer cucumber mixture to a punch bowl; stir in ginger ale and grapefruit soda. Yield: 25 servings (4-3/4 quarts).

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I'm not sure what to think of your description: "an interesting taste." ;)

One time, about 3 years ago, I won a makeover contest and was flown to a super swanky salon. They served me Cucumber Water while my hair was being done...oddly refreshing.