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Mean Green Cucumber Juice

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“A Jamaican recipe made by Sunny Anderson on Cooking for Real. Some reviewers on another website recommend adding a twist of lime at the end and decreasing the amount of sugar from 2 cups down to 1 cup (but I will leave those choices up to you). Sunny also said that she has added vodka to this beautiful, bright green juice for a wonderful adult cocktail.”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
1 quart
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Peel the cucumbers, placing the peels in the blender for later use.
  2. Grate cucumber flesh.
  3. In a medium saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil.
  4. When sugar dissolves, add the grated cucumber and simmer until cucumber is tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  5. In a blender, puree reserved cucumber peel and cucumber syrup until smooth.
  6. Line a strainer with cheese cloth over a bowl. Strain cucumber mixture.
  7. Gather cheesecloth in 1 hand to squeeze out all of the juice.
  8. Chill until cool, about 1 hour.
  9. Serve in glasses over crushed ice.

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