This elegant beverage is a fizzy, slightly tangy nonalcoholic option for a brunch menu (or any spring or summer party).

Source: Midwest Living


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium, nonreactive bowl, combine cucumber, sugar, mint, lime zest and salt; stirring well to mix. Refrigerate, covered, at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours, stirring occasionally. Set a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl and strain the syrup, pressing on the solids before discarding them.

  • Stir vinegar into sugar syrup. Pour the mixture into a glass jar and chill until ready to use. To make the soda, combine 1 part syrup to about 3 parts chilled club soda, or adjust to your liking. Serve with slices of cucumber and/or wedges of lime.

Nutrition Facts

80 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 94 mg sodium. 19 mg potassium; 21 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 20 g sugar; 0 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 11 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 1 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 11 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;