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Cucumber Basil Limeade Drink Recipe

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This Cucumber Basil Limeade Drink Recipe is a perfect treat for cooling down after a hot day.

Isn’t this faux cocktail recipe absolutely beautiful and summery looking?  Not only is it pretty, but it is so yummy – like drinking a delicious but relaxing spa beverage!

This gorgeous green is accomplished by a mix of all green yumminess: limes, cucumbers, and basil.

refreshing cucumber basil limeade beverage

Specialty Ingredients:

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Cucumber Basil Limeade Drink Recipe

Cucumbers, while not extremely flavorful, are full of other great things.  Paired with basil and lime, you get a delicious drink that is actually pretty good for you.

According to Dr. Mercola:

Cucumbers contain multiple B vitamins, including vitamin B1, vitamin B5, and vitamin B7 (biotin). B vitamins are known to help ease feelings of anxiety and buffer some of the damaging effects of stress.Cucumbers are rich in two of the most basic elements needed for healthy digestion: water and fiber.


1. If not using a high speed blender, the limeade might be a little “pulpy”. In that case, do stain it through a fine mesh strainer, before serving.

2. Zap the limes in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. They will release more juice. The hack really works!

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More Easy Cucumber Recipes:

Did you find cucumbers on sale or did your garden produce a ton?  Because let me tell you, gardens are notorious for producing way more than expected and seriously, how many plain cucumbers can one family eat?

Turns out, with these yummy recipes, you can eats LOTS. 🙂  Thank goodness. LOL!

More Delicious Alcohol Free Drinks:

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refreshing cucumber basil limeade beverage

Cucumber Basil Limeade Drink Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Don't miss out on this Cucumber Basil Limeade Drink Recipe.


  • 1 large English Cucumber peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Basil Leaves about 10-12 whole
  • 1/3 cup of freshly squeezed Lime Juice 4 big limes
  • Zest of one Lime
  • ½ cup of Sugar.
  • ¼ teaspoon of Sea Salt
  • 1 + 4 cups of cold water
  • Cucumber spears Basil Leaves and Lime Slices/wedges to garnish (optional)


    In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, lime zest and 1 cup water to a gentle boil on medium heat. Keep stirring to dissolve the sugar.

    Remove from the heat and let it cool to room temperature. This step can be made in advance too.

    In a blender add the cooled lime syrup, chopped cucumbers, basil leaves, lime juice, sea salt and another cup of water. Blend on high for a minute or so.

    Add the remaining 2 cups of water and mix well.

    Serve immediately over ice, garnished with cucumber spears and lime slices.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 295mgCarbohydrates: 90gFiber: 7gSugar: 59gProtein: 4g

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Miz Helen

Saturday 12th of August 2017

Congratulations! Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week and thanks so much for sharing it with us. Hope you enjoy your new Red Plate and come back to see us soon! Miz Helen

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Saturday 5th of August 2017

Sounds so refreshing! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner Link up!

Miz Helen

Friday 4th of August 2017

Your Cucumber Basil Limeade will be a very refreshing drink for a hot summer day! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us here at Full Plate Thursday. We hope to see you again real soon. Miz Helen


Friday 4th of August 2017

Wow, this green colour! Sounds like an interesting combo of flavours – and pretty healthy (if it weren't for the sugar, haha)! Perfect for the summer months :)


Atim at EffiFit

Thursday 3rd of August 2017

I want to try this! It looks soo good! Thanks for sharing on the Inspire Me Monday Link Party!

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