Total time: 20 minutes
Note: From Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Ciudad.
2 quarts water
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup lime juice
1 cucumber with skin, ends removed, cut into chunks
1. Combine water, sugar and lime juice and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
2. Pour the lime-sugar mixture into a blender (in batches if necessary). Add the cucumber and blend until smooth. Chill. Serve over ice. Makes 12.
Pour 1 ounce of Absolut Currant vodka into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Top off with the cucumber cooler. Garnish with a cucumber slice and serve. Serves 1.
Each serving: 71 calories; 0 protein; 18 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 1mg sodium.