Slightly similar to a mojito, but a bit less ‘naughty’ and a lot more refreshing! This drink is a great for early evenings, and amazing with creamy dishes.
Sprigs of mint
1 tsp caster sugar
Juice of lime
2cm piece of cucumber, sliced thinly
Chilled Sparkling water
1. Chop a few mint leaves, and mix with the sugar
2. Rub a little lime juice around the rim of an attractive glass, and dip in the minted sugar, then leave to dry.
3. Mix the rest of the lime juice, cucumber and mint (some chopped and some whole) into a jug and chill.
4. To serve, layer the ice cubes at the bottom, then the lime and cucumber mix, followed by the sparkling water, and mix slowly with a stirrer.
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