Recipe · Uncategorized

Serendipitous Summer Libations

The most appropriate word to describe my *happy* discovery of three summery beverages this weekend?  Serendipity.

I happened upon the Cucumber Aguas Frescas recipe, while thumbing through “Put ’em up!”, a cookbook with ideas for preserving foods through drying, freezing, and canning, that I picked up last year.  I was looking for something “different” to make with cabbage, when the image of a tall pitcher, filled with a most appealing shade of a pale lime green liquid, caught my eye.  There are only four ingredients needed for the recipe in the book:  cucumbers, water, sugar, lime juice.  The process is equally simple – a quick blend, strain, mix, then drink!

If you don’t have the book already, I found a similar recipe on this blog.  To make the “martini” just mix three parts Cucumber Aguas Frescas with one part vodka, and serve over ice, and garnish with a cucumber ribbon, if you like.

“Put ’em up!” suggested freezing the aguas frescas in eight-ounce portions, a delightful idea.  Can you imagine enjoying this summer time beverage later in the year, during the cool Autumn chill, once the bounty of summer’s fresh cucumbers have long since passed?  I can.

Cheers!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s