Cucumber, Lemon & Basil Water

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Cucumber, Lemon & Basil Water

Postby robwalker » Wed Apr 15, 2015 15:03

Just thought with the recent spell of good weather I'd share something I love to have in the fridge for warm days. This is a really refreshing slightly tangy savoury drink that's great served over ice on a hot summer day. It's also 100% healthy.

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Approx 1.5L - 2L water
7 thin slices Cucumber
1/3 lemon inc rind, sliced.
4 fresh basil leaves

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Combine in a jug/bowl and leave in the fridge overnight (a minimum of 2 hours if you need it on the day.) It's good for at least 3 days in the fridge, but take the ingredients out after 48 hours if you want to keep it longer to stop them going mushy. Bear in mind it's a fresh drink with no preservatives so it will turn quite quickly compared to commercial lemonade, juices etc.

Cheers!
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Re: Cucumber, Lemon & Basil Water

Postby Bad 'Ed » Wed Apr 15, 2015 17:36

I had a water with cucumber in at a restaurant last Saturday. I'd never had it before and was surprised how much one slice flavoured the whole glass. So much so that I took a swig out the bottle to make sure the water didn't already taste of cucumber. :shock:

Never enough time....
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Re: Cucumber, Lemon & Basil Water

Postby robwalker » Wed Apr 15, 2015 17:40

it's quite potent! weird that a gourd can be so refreshing too.
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Re: Cucumber, Lemon & Basil Water

Postby LeeH » Thu Apr 16, 2015 07:39

What's the ABV?
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Re: Cucumber, Lemon & Basil Water

Postby john luc » Thu Apr 16, 2015 08:39

Have you ever tasted Hendricks gin. It is made from cucumber. Really nice taste.
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Re: Cucumber, Lemon & Basil Water

Postby abeyptfc » Thu Apr 16, 2015 13:40

has anyone tasted the beer by Fyne ales called cool as a cucumber?
it was a collaboration with another brewery. it had cucumber and mint in it, it was pretty good but weird having a cucumber beer!
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Re: Cucumber, Lemon & Basil Water

Postby robwalker » Thu Apr 16, 2015 16:03

Abv free LeeH, we're in the non brewed beverages section, but this would be great as mentioned with gin, vodka or white rum, or mixed with lemonade and spirits :)
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Re: Cucumber, Lemon & Basil Water

Postby Bad 'Ed » Thu Apr 16, 2015 18:13

abeyptfc wrote: weird having a cucumber beer!


I had a mushroom beer once. :vomit:

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Re: Cucumber, Lemon & Basil Water

Postby LeeH » Thu Apr 16, 2015 19:55

robwalker wrote:Abv free LeeH, we're in the non brewed beverages section, but this would be great as mentioned with gin, vodka or white rum, or mixed with lemonade and spirits :)


I was trying to pull a funny...never noticed what section we were in
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Re: Cucumber, Lemon & Basil Water

Postby john luc » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:39

Sorry about the wrong section post. Did not notice as I was responding from my lyttell fone
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