Cool & Refreshing Cucumber Drink

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posted on July 1, 2011 by  |  posted under Beverages, Recipes, Summer

cold and refreshing cucumber drink

Now don’t go all weird on me because you think it’s a vegetable drink…because it’s not!

Pinky Promise ;)

This is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE summer drink!

I even had it served at my wedding reception!

{It was a big hit, I tell ya!…the drink…and the reception! haha. My relatives still call my mom for the recipe!}

It has since turned into our traditional 4th of July barbecue drink, and since Monday was the 4th…we made some! And here’s how you can make some too…

Delicious Cucumber Drink

Cucumber Drink

INGREDIENTS:

1 to 1.5 large cucumbers

1 whole bag of crushed ice

1 can (12 oz.) frozen/slightly thawed limeade

2 liter bottle of 7up/Sprite/Fresca (choose your favorite, or the one that’s on sale :) )

A bowl/pitcher (or both) large enough to fit a whole bag of crushed ice + the other ingredients. (As you can probably tell, this makes way over 2 liters of drink, especially after the ice melts some. Makes this drink perfect for any party!)

 

To Begin:

Leave the cucumber peel on and slice in thin slices…

Cucumber Drink

Cucumber Drink

Line the bottom of the bowl with the sliced cucumber pieces. (The thinner the  slice, the better it sticks to the sides).

Cucumber Drink

Add the whole bag of crushed ice…

Cucumber Drink

Cucumber Drink

Cucumber Drink

Add the limeade…

Cucumber Drink

Pour the 2 liter bottle of soda over the limeade…

Cucumber Drink

Cucumber Drink

Let the concoction set/melt for 1 hour before serving. Stir a little before serving to make sure the flavors get mixed around.

Cucumber Drink

Transfer into a pitcher for easy pouring or leave in punch bowl and add a ladle for self-serve style.

Cucumber Drink

Cucumber Drink

ENJOY!!

Cool & Refreshing Cucumber Drink

Cool & Refreshing Cucumber Drink

Ingredients

  • 1 to 1.5 large cucumbers
  • 1 whole bag of crushed ice
  • 1 can (12 oz.) frozen/slightly thawed limeade
  • 2 liter bottle of 7up/Sprite/Fresca (choose your favorite, or the one that’s on sale :) )

Instructions

  1. Leave the cucumber peel on and slice in thin slices…
  2. Line the bottom of the bowl with the sliced cucumber pieces. (The thinner the slice, the better it sticks to the sides).
  3. Add the whole bag of crushed ice
  4. Add the limeade
  5. Cucumber Drink
  6. Pour the 2 liter bottle of soda over the limeade
  7. Let the concoction set/melt for 1 hour before serving. Stir a little before serving to make sure the flavors get mixed around.
  8. Transfer into a pitcher for easy pouring or leave in punch bowl and add a ladle for self-serve style.
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19 Comments
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  1. July 6th, 2011 at 10:59 am
    The ArtsyGirl Connection says:
    How awesome.. LOVE LOVE this.. Great post.. I'm loving your blog & officially following you via Made By You Mondays @skiptomylou. : ) ) .. Hope you can stop by sometime.. I'm Marilyn from http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com ;)) TY
  2. July 6th, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    alysha says:
    This looks beyond good Caley. Thank you for sharing! I'm going to have to make it soon! -oh, and great pics!! :)
  3. July 6th, 2011 at 2:58 pm
    Jill Jackson says:
    That sounds so good especially here in this Texas heat! Thanks for sharing!
  4. July 7th, 2011 at 7:49 pm
    Bethany says:
    How long will this keep? Could I make the ice/cucumber/limeade mixture and add fresca to each drink?
    • July 11th, 2011 at 11:47 am
      Caley says:
      Hm. That's a good question. I don't see why not! You might have to play with ratio or mixture to fresca a bit.. :)
  5. July 8th, 2011 at 11:58 am
    Kristy Life n Reflection says:
    Love it, great for a hot summer afternoon.
  6. July 11th, 2011 at 11:45 am
    Tenley says:
    made it yesterday very refreshing in this 100 heat!
    • July 11th, 2011 at 11:48 am
      Caley says:
      Yay! I'm glad you liked it! {I'm craving it again now after reading your comment!} :)
  7. July 11th, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    liZ says:
    This looks so cool and refreshing. I'm seriously making some tomorrow.
    Thank you for sharing.
  8. July 12th, 2011 at 9:59 am
    Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum says:
    A store near me sells cucumber water which is just cucumber flavored water. It isn't sweet, but it is very refreshing. It was great on my throat when I had strep throat over Easter. BUT, enough about me....I can't wait to try this recipe. It looks delish! Thanks for sharing!
  9. July 12th, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    Sheryl says:
    Hi, I just wanted to thank you for visiting Cast Party Wednesday and I hope you join me again tomorrow and share more of your great recipes!
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you tomorrow!
  10. July 14th, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    sherry says:
    Sounds so good! How big of an ice bag was it that you used? I have some leftover ice in my freezer...but want to make sure I get the right ratios. Thanks for sharing!
    • July 14th, 2011 at 3:32 pm
      Caley says:
      I've realized that the smaller bags of cubed ice is better. Especially if it's sitting out for a while...it won't get as watered down as fast. Hope that helps!
  11. July 15th, 2011 at 7:42 am
    kelly@ glitter says:
    You are featured this week on the Glitter Spotlight!http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/07/running-with-glitter-friday-spotlight-7.html
    Thank you for linking up!
  12. July 18th, 2011 at 11:25 pm
    Lamchops says:
    We call this beauty "Cucumber Suprise". I love how refreshing the cucumber makes this drink taste. Yummm. Will have to make this soon.
  13. August 6th, 2012 at 9:03 am
    Melanie says:
    I made this but did not have time to let the drink sit so I but the cucumbers in hot water for 3 minutes before mixing in the ice. I wanted to try and to help release some of the cucumber flavor right away. It is great alone and even better if you add Gin!
  14. April 1st, 2013 at 12:13 pm
    DOmestic Diva North says:
    Okay first off, I totally thought this said "Cod and Refreshing" and I was completely grossed out! Now that I have clued in, this looks like a great drink for summers outside! Thanks for the recipe :)
  15. April 5th, 2013 at 8:56 pm
    Charity says:
    This is my favorite drink as well!! Be sure to try another of my favs - crushed ice, 2liter original fresca and 1 frozen white grape juice. mmmm
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