Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Recipe of the Month

Agua de Pepino

This is the first in a series I will be doing on Agua frescas.
This drink is known as Agua de Pepino, it is cucumber flavored with a hint of lime. It is usually made during the peak months of summer because it is so refreshing. It may sound strange but it is quite good and it is a break from the "norm." Try it out for yourself.

Side Note: Just wanted to add something here. Dependent on the strength of the cucumbers and limes you are using, you may need to adjust the sugar to compensate for weak flavor. But test it with original ratios before adding more sugar.

Agua de Pepino

3 cucumbers, peeled and coarsely chopped
3 qts. water
1/2 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
1/4 sugar, or to taste


Peel and chop cucumbers.
Add to blender with a little bit of water, puree until smooth.
strain cucumber juice into a large pitcher, leaving behind the pulp and seeds(unless you want it in there).
Next add lime juice, sugar and stir until combined.
Chill before serving

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