Cucumber cooler

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 12
Cucumber cooler
(Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times)

Combine water, sugar and lime juice and stir until the sugar is dissolved.


Pour the lime-sugar mixture into a blender (in batches if necessary). Add the cucumber and blend until smooth. Chill. Serve over ice.


Cucumber cocktail: 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.

From Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Ciudad.

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