August 27, 2015

Starbucks Lime Refresher (CopyCat)

Summer isn't over yet, although I wish I'd found this drink at the beginning of summer.  There is still time to enjoy it!

Easy to assemble and tastes for refreshing on a hot day.  It's fresh, not too sweet and there's the little hint of cucumber flavor that makes people go "oh, yum".  Perfect for a day by the pool or after a long day of yard work.  Kids love it and grown ups do too.

Starbucks Lime Refresher (CopyCat)
Recipe from Herbamum

  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, finely chopped or mint tea in a bag
  • 3/4 - 1 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sweetener (I used sugar but you can use anything)
  • 2 cups fresh lime juice
  • lime slices for garnish if desired. 
Cooking Directions
  1. Add the chopped cucumber and finely chopped mint (or tea) to the 3 cups of water. Stir around and then use a fine mesh strainer to remove the mint leaves and cucumber pieces. Add the cucumber flavored water to a large pitcher.
  2. Add the lime juice and sweetener to the pitcher and stir in an additional 4 cups of water. Stir well until your sweetener has been incorporated.
  3. Chill and serve with a lime wedge for garnish, if desired.

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