Cucumber Agua Fresca

by Laura FrerichsTastemaker in Residence

This recipe came from our friend Joan Olson of Prairie Drifter Farm. She adapted it from the Simply Recipes website. It tastes like a cucumber lime-aid. Use this recipe as a guide, adding more or less of the ingredients depending on your preferences. If you don’t like the peels, peel it before blending.


2 cucumbers, ends trimmed but with peel still on - coarsely chopped
1/4-1/2 cup fresh lime juice
4-5 sprigs mint leaves (about a large handful) woody stems removed
1/4-1/2 cup sugar
*Approx. 1-1/4 cup of water  


  1. Add all ingredients to blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Strain through a colander or sieve, unless you would more of the solids. Add juice to a pitcher filled halfway with ice. Serve with mint leaves and slices of lime.

Cook's Note

*Add more water according to your tastes