My husband had given me a gift certificate for a spa treatment at a very upscale spa.
Now, I'm a small-town Southern gal, and I have to say I was a little nervous thinking I was going to have to go "au naturel"...but, it wasn't that kind of spa...thank goodness!
After the spa treatment, I was offered a glass of cucumber water.
I thought it was sooo chic. :) And, it was really refreshing, too.
I haven't made it for a while, but lately, I've been drinking lots of sweet tea and diet soda, so I decided I'd make a pitcher of cucumber water, to get me away from all that sugar and artificial stuff.
The recipe is really easy...
Put several slices of cucumber in a pitcher of cold water. I always use English cucumbers. They're prettier, and don't have wax on the skins.
Pop the pitcher in the fridge for a few minutes. Add ice, if you like, and serve. If you like a stronger flavor, just leave it in the fridge longer.
Sometimes I add a sprig of parsley or a few lemon slices...whatever I'm in the mood for, or have in the fridge.
Summer is here, and it's hot outside, but I'm cool as a cucumber with my glass of cucumber water.
Now, if only I were at the beach. Did you notice I took the pics with my beach towel as the background? :)
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