A few years ago, I discovered a cucumber soda that I fell in love with. Because it was so hard to find, I decided to experiment and come up with my own version. ~ Alan
* As featured in Issue 8 of Adventures with Tea eMagazine!
Here’s a short video about this drink:
- 2 cups Mint on the Veranda brewed tea
- 2 2/3 cups Sugar
- 1 Cucumber peeled
- 6 cups Club soda
- 1 Lime
Brew Mint on the Veranda tea (make it a bit stronger than usual), then pour into a 2-quart saucepan. Add sugar and stir until dissolved over medium heat to make a simple syrup. Bring to a boil, then turn off heat.
Finely grate the peeled cucumber into the syrup, then steep for 15-20 minutes. Strain out cucumber shreds.
When ready to serve, combine two cups syrup with six cups of club soda. Squeeze in the juice from half a lime, then stir.
Pour over ice and float a few cucumber slices in the glass or garnish with a slice of lime. Makes a 2-quart pitcher, with some syrup left over.