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Thai cucumber lemonade

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time4 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy

For the infused simple syrup

200g sugar
250ml water
3 sprigs coriander
3 sprigs mint
3 sprigs basil
1/4 stalk crushed lemongrass

For the cucumber juice

1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
500ml water

For the lemonade

1 lemon, juiced
60ml infused simple syrup, recipe follows
1) For the infused simple syrup, in a saucepan over a medium heat, combine the sugar, water, coriander, mint, basil and crushed lemongrass. Slowly bring to a simmer and cook until the sugar is dissolved.

2) Take off heat and let herbs steep until the liquid is cool. Strain into a glass or a bowl and reserve.

3) For the cucumber juice, add the cucumber to a blender with 500ml of water. Blend on high until fully liquefied, then pour through a fine sieve and reserve.

4) To make the lemonade, divide the drink ingredients between each pint glass filled with ice. Stir and garnish each glass with a cucumber stick and a lemon slice.

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