Fresh Cucumber Foretaste Recipe on Food52

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Fresh Cucumber Foretaste

August 20, 2019
4 Ratings
Author Notes

I created this drink for a large dinner party, and couldn't refill glasses fast enough! It's really simple, refreshing, and a great start to a meal-I served it in small shot glasses with the hors d'oeuvres. Feel free to add a splash of really good vodka or Bacardi to this one, to make it an 'adult beverage'. —Mariya

  • Makes 1 quart
  • 15 cucumbers-pealed
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
In This Recipe
  1. Using a juicer, juice the cucumbers.
  2. Using a mortar and pestle, grind all of the mint well (until the pieces are very tiny).
  3. Add mint, yogurt, and sugar to the cucumber juice. Mix well (by hand or in a blender) and strain.
  4. Refrigerate and serve cold (optional: add a splash of vodka or Bacardi if desired).

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  • EmilyNunn
  • drbabs
  • Mariya

    6 Reviews

    EmilyNunn June 10, 2010
    drbabs May 2, 2010
    Made it tonight with the large cucumbers--I didn't peel them first--my juicer handles the peel. It was very refreshing! When I make it again, I'll let it steep with the mint a little longer, and use a little less sugar --it was a bit sweet for my taste. My sister suggested a splash of sparkling water--I'll try that tomorrow with the leftovers.
    Author Comment
    Mariya June 9, 2010
    Sparkling water-good idea!
    Author Comment
    Mariya April 30, 2010
    Hi there! I used the small ones. Hope you like it!
    drbabs April 30, 2010
    I figured as much. I had to get the big ones--my grocery store didn't have organic small ones and I only juice organic vegs. I'll let you know!
    drbabs April 30, 2010
    I'm testing this for editors' pick this weekend and I have a question for you. Did you use Kirby cucumbers (small pickling ones) or the regular large cucumbers. 15 seems like a lot of cucumbers to make a quart of juice--but I usually juice cucumber with other fruits so I could be wrong.

    I'll let you know how it turns out!