This cool summer favourite is bound to make the sun shine a little brighter.
The mint lifts the spirits, the lemon is thirst quenching, alkalising and a good source of vitamin C and cucumber is cleansing and cooling.
1 Dissolve the sugar and water in a pan over low heat until clear. Turn off the heat and allow to cool completely.
2 Peel and roughly chop the cucumbers.
3 Purée the cucumbers, lemon juice, mint leaves and sugar syrup in a blender. Taste and make any adjustments to the flavour to suit your own preferences (bear in mind this mixture will be diluted with water).
4 Pour the purée through a fine sieve or muslin cloth and gradually add the water until you have the strength you like. Start with two cups and gradually add the rest to suit your tastes,
5 Pour into a glass with a few ice cubes, a sprig of fresh mint and a slice of cucumber.
This is a lovely drink as it is, but if you want an extra kick you can add a shot of vodka to the glass!
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