Pick up rosemary, cucumbers and lemons to concoct this grown-up lemonade that will keep you cool on a hot day. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2009

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Cut 12 thin slices of cucumber for garnish.

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  • Peel and chop the rest of the cucumber; transfer to a food processor, add rosemary and puree. Pour the puree through a fine-mesh strainer set over a medium bowl or large measuring cup. Press on the solids to extract all the juice. Add water, gin, lemon juice and agave syrup to the cucumber juice; stir until the agave is dissolved. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with cucumber slices and rosemary sprigs.

Tips

Agave syrup or nectar is the naturally sweet juice extracted from the agave plant. It has a lower glycemic index than table sugar, but is even sweeter. Use it in moderation when substituting for table sugar. Look for it near other sweeteners in natural-foods stores.

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; 0.3 g total fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 6 mg sodium. 235 mg potassium; 17.4 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g fiber; 15 g sugar; 1 g protein; 122 IU vitamin a iu; 17 mg vitamin c; 27 mcg folate; 26 mg calcium; 20 mg magnesium; 12 g added sugar;

Reviews (3)

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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2012
Watch out for the nutritional info This was a delicious drink but I think the nutritional analysis may be off. The numbers listed are the same for the recipe for this drink without the gin. I have a feeling the carbs (and therefore calories) are much higher with the gin. When I plugged this into the Weight Watchers recipe builder the virgin version was 2 points but the one with gin was 6 points. Pros: Refreshing easy delicious Cons: probably more calories than listed Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2012
Great on a hot summer day The best way to strain the cucumber juice is with a chinos otherwise this can be more work than worth the effort. But this is a delicious summer beverage with or without the gin Pros: Very refreshing Cons: A bit time consuming without a chinois Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Love this drink on a hot sultry day. Refreshing not too sweet but be careful because it goes down so easily. Read More
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