No-Cal Cucumber Cooler
No-Cal Cucumber Cooler

This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Serves: 4
  • Start to Finish: less than 1 hour
  • Prep: 5 minutes
  • Cook: Refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes

This spa-inspired sipper is simple yet sophisticated.


  • 5 mint leaves, plus 1 for garnish
  • 4 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and sliced
  • 1 small lime, sliced (save 1 slice for garnish)
  • 1 medium orange, sliced
  • 6 cups cold water



Bruise 5 mint leaves with a dull object to release flavor. Place all ingredients in a large pitcher. Let steep in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes. (If left unstrained longer than 2 hours, drink will become bitter.) Pour through a strainer into tall glasses. Garnish with mint leaf or lime slice. May be refrigerated for up to 24 hours.

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