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

Source: Midwest Living

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Credit: Cameron Sadeghpour

Recipe Summary test

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
6 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
2 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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; carbohydrates 21g; sugars 20g; vitamin a 10.9IU; vitamin c 0.3mg; folate 0.7mcg; sodium 94mg; potassium 19mg; calcium 11mg; iron 0.1mg.
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