Cucumber is the perfect complement to the traditional summer lemonade. Display it in the pitcher with cucumber and/or lemon slices.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
2 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Make a simple syrup by stirring the water and sugar together in a saucepan over medium heat; heat until just about to boil and the sugar has dissolved. Place in refrigerator 30 minutes, or until cool.

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  • Place the cucumber slices in a blender or food processor; blend until mashed into a pulp. Pour the cucumber pulp into a fine mesh strainer place over a bowl to catch the liquid; allow to sit until you have about 2/3 cup of liquid from the cucumber, about 15 minutes.

  • Stir the simple syrup, cucumber liquid, and lemon juice together in a pitcher. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts

141 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 45.5g 15% DV; fat 0.6g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 8.2mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2010
I have made this several times since finding the recipe and love it. I have added more water to get the flavor I wanted. I also mix a cup of water with the unpeeled cucumber in the blender to make the blending process easier. I don't mind a little cucumber pulp getting through a mesh strainer, but putting a coffee filter in my strainer creates a more refined drink. This also goes nicely with Grey Goose. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2010
This was ok - I needed to water it down ALOT and it was still pretty sour. Not sure if I'll make it again Read More
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65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2010
I have made this several times since finding the recipe and love it. I have added more water to get the flavor I wanted. I also mix a cup of water with the unpeeled cucumber in the blender to make the blending process easier. I don't mind a little cucumber pulp getting through a mesh strainer, but putting a coffee filter in my strainer creates a more refined drink. This also goes nicely with Grey Goose. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
It's a little bit of work to make but it's fabulous! It too was a bit too sweet so I added some water and no problem. Really good! (And just for the record if you don't have fresh lemons and use lemon juice in a bottle, 1 lemon = 1/4 cup, therefore 6 lemons = 1 1/2 cups. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
I love this recipe its refreshing when very cold. Cucumbers all come in different sizes and thicknesses (heard this one before?) So I would use 6-8 inches of the middle of a nice ripe one. Id use an english cucumber only because i find it more subtle or fresh tasting. Use Big Juicy Lemons if you plan to splash in some Grey Goose. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2011
Here's how I make a full pitcher: 3 gallons of water; 2 cups of cucumber juice; 1 1/2 cups lemon juice. I have a juicer so it makes it a little easier to get the cucumber juice but I use bottled lemon juice. If you use sugar, it's 2 cups of sugar to make the syrup. I'm getting away from using sugar so I skip making the syrup, add the water, cucumber and lemon juice to a pitcher. I'm using Stevia to sweeten by the glass. For me, one packet works perfectly. My husband likes his a little sweeter so he uses 1 1/2 packets. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2009
As soon as I read this I ran into the kitchen and made it. I had 6 lemons that needed to be used ASAP and several cucumbers I had just picked from my garden. This is very refreshing and delicious. You must love cucumbers however!!!! to like this it is very cucuberish tasting. My family really like it. I will make it again. All mine needed was a splash of water to dilute it a bit. Next time I will double the recipe it is so good I need more. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2010
This was really good! I am giving it four stars instead of 5 because it seems the measurements are way off. I made four servings of this recipe and had to add enough water to make a full quart of lemonade. I also used bottled lemon juice because that's what I had on hand and it worked great. I didn't want to throw away the cucumber pulp so I used it to make a salad dressing my mixing it with plain yogurt lemon juice salt pepper garlic and dill. It turned out pretty good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2009
This lemonade is delicious. It was a little strong and sweet for me so I added water and ice to it but very easy to adjust to taste. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2012
Hubby thought this recipe sounded odd and asked me only to make a small batch. Too bad...cuz all 4 of us really liked this and it was gone at one meal. Took other reviewers' advice and added lots more water. A great way to use up all those garden cukes! July 8 2012 New season of cukes..made this again using limes/lemons/cuke and it was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2014
Wicked good! I made this two weeks ago for our Easter cookout/bbq and it was such a hit! I am trying to wean my family off of sodas and get us moving towards more water. I think lemonade is a nice compromise. I always have cucumbers and lemons on hand so I was glad that I didn't have to buy anything. I made the simple syrup first and then put the cucumbers through my food processor. They were nice-sized cukes so they yielded a good bit of juice. Pro-tip: I used the pulp in my smoothies so nothing was wasted! You could also make dressings or use the pulp in burgers meatloaf stock or soup. The only thing I may try next time I make this is blending the entire lemon including the rind. I've done that before with other specialty lemonades so I'm interested in seeing if it works here. I combined all of the ingredients with water and didn't have to add any extra sugar! YAY! I added ice to the pitcher which helped those who were skeptical enjoy it more. My batch had a perfect blend of the cuke and lemon. Neither overpowered the other. This was so refreshing! It will be a summer staple in my house! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2010
This was ok - I needed to water it down ALOT and it was still pretty sour. Not sure if I'll make it again Read More
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