Makes 6 to 8 servings
If cucumbers are left unattended in the garden they can grow longer than expected and result in thicker skins or pithy seeds. If this happens, don’t fret. You can peel the skins and scrape the seeds to make this refreshing cooler, or just grate some whole cucumber and start from scratch. I like to serve it un-strained because the cucumber adds body to this fun beverage. For an adult version, spike it with gin, vodka, or mezcal.
1 cup cucumber seeds and attached flesh, or grated whole cucumber
1½ cups fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
½ cup agave syrup
1 large handful fresh tender herb leaves, such as basil, tarragon, or mint, plus more whole sprigs for garnish
Place the cucumber, lime juice, salt, agave, and herbs in a blender. Add 1 cup of ice and 1 cup of water and blend on high speed until completely smooth and frothy, about 1 minute. Pour the limeade into glasses filled with ice. Place an herb sprig in each glass to garnish.