If you want something light and refreshing, cucumber flavored water is a good choice. Slice some cucumbers, throw them in a pitcher of water, and let the water become infused with the cucumber flavor.
For this version I didn't infuse the water. Instead I pulled out my juicer and juiced half a cucumber. If you don't want the green tinge, then be sure to peel your cucumber first. If you want to infuse the water, then start the day before by thinly slicing a whole cucumber and let it sit in the 4 cups of water in the refrigerator overnight.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 a cucumber juiced or 1 cucumber thinly sliced
- 4 cups cold water
In a large pitcher, mix together the lemon and cucumber juices with the simple syrup. Add the 4 cups of cold water. Mix well and refrigerate for an hour. Serve cold over extra slices of lemon and cucumber.