Here’s what you can do with all those cucumbers (pepinos) in your garden! A thirst quenching liquid refreshment sure to delight all is Agua Fresca de Pepino con Limon. We had this last week in Oaxaca (at Los Descansos restaurant in Teotitlan) and it was delicious. Here is the recipe — really easy.
In your blender, add:
1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup hot tap water, blend to dissolve sugar (use sugar to taste)
1 medium English cucumber, washed, ends cut off (do not peel)
juice of 2 large limes or 4 small limes
1 cup water
12-16 ice cubes
Cut cucumber into 2″ cubes and add to blender along with lime juice and water. Blend until smooth. Add ice cubes, as many as needed to make the drink really “chilly.” Blend until drink is consistency of a smoothie.
Pour into a wine glass and serve immediately. Makes 4 6-ounce servings.
If you want to add some pizzaz, add one ounce of clear tequila for a refreshing twist on Margaritaville.