it’s been a scorcher of a summer and i know you folks on the east coast have been suffering.  so i thought, what would be the coolest possible thing, aside from ice cream/popsicles, to feed these folks?!  and i came up with this: cucumber, mint, blended with lots of ice, some sweetness, and a bit of lime juice.  SO REFRESHING YOU’LL FORGET YOU HAVE A SWEAT MUSTACHE THAT’D GIVE RON SWANSON A RUN FOR HIS MONEY!!!!  and i’m not saying you should, but a bit light rum certainly wouldn’t ruin this party! xx- sarah {more after the jump}


1 medium cucumber

2 cups ice

1/2 cup water

4 large mint leaves

1 lime

2+ tablespoons honey, agave or other sweetener


sugar and lime to garnish (optional)



– to make the optional lime sugar garnish, zest one lime (green peel only) and mix with sugar on a plate

– peel cucumber, rinse mint leaves and add to blender with ice and juice from one lime.

– add water to achieve a consistency you’re pleased with and blend until slushed

– to garnish, wet the rim of glass and dip in lime zest sugar

– serve immediately!

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  1. Robyn Swart|

    Will keep this oin mind for our summer in South Africa!!! C-A-N-T C-O-M-E S-O-O-N E-N-O-U-G-H 🙂 xxx LOVE your blog 🙂

  2. Jessie|

    Oh goodness, I have to try this! It really would be perfect for this unbearable weather! Thanks for sharing! 🙂


  3. Rachel|

    I just tried this recipe with cucumber and mint from my garden. Delicious! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂