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Agua Fresca

From Lynne Wilson


4½ cups cucumbers, coarsely chopped, seeded, and peeled (about 4 medium)
4 cups cold Water
2 cups ice cubes
1 cup sugar
⅔ cup fresh Lime Juice
2 large pinches salt
additional Ice Cubes


Combine 2½ cups cucumber, 2 cups water, 1 cup ice cubes, ½ cup sugar, ⅓ cup lime juice, and 1 pinch salt in a blender.

Blend until sugar dissolves and mixture is smooth but slushy, about 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to a pitcher.

Repeat with remaining ingredients.

To Serve: Place additional ice cubes in 8-oz. glasses and fill with drink.

Serves 8