Showing posts with label Cucumber Mint Cooler. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cucumber Mint Cooler. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

T@t {herbal} Table: A Cucumber Mint Cooler

When people talk about herbs, smell is the number one adjective used to describe them and as I lack a sense of smell, herbs challenge me.  I use them in the food I make only when directed to in recipes and always follow the exact amounts.  Herbs are like perfume to me - I have no idea how to use/wear them so I don't, unless directed too.  

So what am I doing here playing along with Debbie's Tuesday at the {herbal} Table? Trying something new to see if I can get out of the empty {herbal} box I've been in for years.  I decided to start with Mint and incorporate it into a beverage. 

I sliced up some cucumber slices and placed them in the bottom of my glasses.
 Heaped on some crushed ice from my food processor.
Added about 2 teaspoons of simple syrup (1 cup of sugar + 1 cup of water + heat = simple syrup)
 Ripped some mint leaves and placed on top.
 Topped it with cold water.
 And went and enjoyed in my sitting area just outside my kitchen.  It was delicious!

This was fun as I've never created a beverage before.  Could I smell the mint?  No...but I loved the slightly sweet cucumber mint liquid mixed paired with crushed ice.  Next time I'll add more crushed ice.  

Thank you Debbie for helping me break out of my {herbal} box!  
Please visit Debbie's Tuesday at the {herbal}Table to see what she has for us this week - I saw an amazing looking Arugula, Prosciutto and Grilled Asparagus Salad that I must make.  

Happy Tuesday everyone,