Cucumber Lime Spritzer

This may be the easiest recipe I’ve ever posted.

Can you even call this a recipe?

Fruit + veggie + bubbles. That’s it!

I have never liked cucumbers unless they were in tzatziki. Until last summer.

We grabbed some snacks at the big outdoor summer party downtown and I ended up getting a cucumber limeade.

Um…when did cucumbers get so delicious?

I still can’t eat them on salads or on their own, but I’m at least to the point where I don’t mind the flavor.

The cool flavor of the cucumber is the total opposite of the tart lime, but when you mix them together, it makes the perfect spring or summer drink.

Cucumber Lime Spritzer

Makes: 8-10 servings

Ingredients:

  • ½ medium English cucumber (if you can’t find English, scoop out the seeds)
  • 2 limes
  • 1 liter sparkling water

Directions:

  1. Thinly slice the cucumber and 1 lime.
  2. Cut the second lime in half and squeeze the lime juice into a large pitcher.
  3. Stir the sliced cucumber and lime into the lime juice.
  4. Top with the sparkling water. Serve over ice.

19 Responses to “Cucumber Lime Spritzer”

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    Julie @ Table for Two — April 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    this is fun! very springtime like and definitely reminds me of a refreshing drink to sip on while sitting on a porch bbq’ing with some friends :)

    • admin replied: — April 5th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      it’s my new favorite! i love the cucumber in this – so refreshing

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    Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray) — April 5, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Great photos! I always have a hard time with beverages.

    • admin replied: — April 5th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

      Me too! I didn’t think I got any good ones until I actually uploaded them. Drinks are tricky!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — April 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    This looks fantastic!!!

    • admin replied: — April 5th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks Liz!

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    Erika - The Teenage Taste — April 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    This looks so refreshing and classy…how could I not give it a try?

    • admin replied: — April 5th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      You definitely should :) it’s so easy!

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    Rose — April 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Now this, THIS, is what is going to put me in the mood for spring/summer!

    • admin replied: — April 5th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      it definitely will :)

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    Julie @Savvy Eats — April 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    ooooh, i have some sparkling water in my fridge that i haven’t been sure what to do it. here’s the solution!

    • admin replied: — April 5th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      yeah, do it! there’s more recipes coming soon, too :)

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — April 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Great minds think alike, I posted a similar cucumber drink with booze! :) Love this and LOVE your blog!

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    Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles — April 6, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Now this sounds refreshing! I love adding fruit to sparkling water – simple but lovely!

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    Megan — April 6, 2012 at 12:34 am

    That looks so refreshing!!

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    sally @ sally's baking addiction — April 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Brandi, this looks so simple and refreshing. sometimes you just need a bubbly pick-me-up without all the added sugar. Happy Friday!

    • admin replied: — April 6th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      happy Friday to you, too!

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    Shannon — April 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    love those photos! i love throwing cuc’s in smoothies, too :) adds a refreshing quality!

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