Cucumber Mint Lemonade

  • Cucumber-Mint-Lemonade2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 cucumbers
  • 4 1/2 cups lemon juice
  • 2 cups of mint leaves (no stems)
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Mint for garnish

Heat 1/2 cup water with sugar until it is clear. Cool mixture in freezer for 15 minutes. Peel and chop 3 cucumbers. Add cucumber, lemon juice, mint leaves and chilled sugar syrup in the blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a pitcher and add ice and remaining water. Thin-slice remaining cucumber and add to glasses. Garnish with fresh mint and serve.