Cucumber-Jalapeño Agua Fresca

Cucumber-Jalapeño Agua Fresca

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded, to taste
  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Ice, for serving

Directions

Combine 1/4 cup water and sugar in a saucepan; simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add mint and jalapeño. Cover and steep for 15 minutes; strain.

Blend together cucumbers, lime juice and remaining water. Add sugar syrup, to taste. Strain and serve over ice.