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Strawberry cucumber limeade with a sprig of mint or basil, made festive with a spritz of sparkling water.  Suggested by

Fresh strawberry slices

Fresh cucumber slices

2 fresh limes

Fresh mint or basil.

Simple syrup.

Club soda or other sparkler.


Prepare your glass by adding sugar sprinkles to the rim.  Adhere with a bit of honey or some simple syrup.  In your glass, combine the juice from the limes, 1 tbsp simple syrup and ice.  Sparkling water to taste.  Add the slices and herb for garnish.  To further infuse the limeade, simmer  additional cucumbers and strawberries with the sugar.

Homemade simple syrup…simple!  1 part sugar and one part water simmered over medium heat until the mixture is completely liquid.  Let it cool.  The syrup will keep, covered and refrigerated, for a day or two.

Thank you to Elsie and Emma.

“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”   Jane Austen


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