Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Agua De Pepino Con Ginebre - A Good Non-Alcoholic Choice For a A Beach Wedding

I've talked on this blog before about how much I enjoy the idea of a signature cocktail for a beach wedding, but today I wanted to include an alternative signature cocktail for non-drinkers. I came across the recipe for this refreshing summer drink from Life's A Beach blog, written by Michele and Rob Kinnon from none other than Playa del Carmen. This refreshing summer drink is perfect for that non-alcoholic alternative, with its refreshing blend of cucumber and lime, and a kick of ginger!

1 lg. cucumber - peeled and cut in chunks
2" ginger root - cut into chunks
Juice of 2 limes
2 liters of water
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp. saltAgua de Pepino-Ginebre

Put the cucumber chunks into a blender.
Cover with water to 1 inch below the rim and blend until completely smooth.
Pour through strainer into large pitcher, pressing softly on the solids.
Put ginger chunks and lime juice into blender.
Cover with water to 1 inch below rim, blend.
Pour through strainer into the pitcher with cucumber water.
Add in the sugar and salt, stir until dissolved.
Refrigerate. When chilled, stir and serve over ice!

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