Oh, thank goodness we are not suffering from the heat wave that hovered around part of the country recently. (Knock on wood). I swear on scout's honor that I reveled in each and every day that we enjoyed lovely temperatures around 80-degrees. Perfect days. Beautiful evenings.
But yesterday, the temps climbed up into the 90s and it was time for some refreshment....
This drink is absolutely perfect for a hot summer day. It's a fairly common recipe, but this is the blend I like the best---- an excellent balance of sweet and savory. Be sure to include the salt in the recipe (unless you're concerned about sodium--- though, it's not much). I find that the salt really adds an extra flavor layer.
And of course, you could splash in some gin or vodka, if the occasion warrants. Either way, it's delicious.
~1 large cucumber, peeled
~juice of 2 limes
~3 C. cold water
~1/8 tsp. sea salt
~2 T. agave nectar (or other type of sweetener)
~8 ice cubes
Blend it all up until very smooth. Serve in a chilled glass and enjoy the summer!