In this month’s SIMPLY DELICIOUS | DRINKS, Kelly Skinner shares a few local sans-spirits summer favorites. Check out this Cucumber Refresher from True Food Kitchen.
SIP SPOT: True Food Kitchen (opening this month at Lenox Square)
MIX MASTER: Chef Michael Stebner
FLAVOR FACTOR: Replicate a luxurious spa day when you down this cooling blend of lemon, honey and cucumber.
YIELD: ONE MOCKTAIL
1 cucumber, plus cucumber slices for garnish
3/4 cup Honey Lemonade (recipe below)
DIRECTIONS: Juice the cucumber in an electronic juicer. If you don’t have a juicer, place the cucumber in the blender with just enough water to blend. Blend until puréed, then strain the juice though a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl. Fill a tall glass with ice. Add the cucumber juice and stir with 3/4 cup honey lemonade. Stir well and garnish with sliced cucumber.
HONEY LEMONADE | YIELD: ENOUGH FOR 10 MOCKTAILS
8 2/3 cups water 1 cup honey
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (juice from approxi- mately 6 lemons)
DIRECTIONS: Heat 6 cups of the water over medium heat, then stir in the honey until blended. Remove from stove and stir in lemon juice and 2 2/3 cups cold water. Stir well, let cool and refrigerate in a pitcher.
True Food Kitchen Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Road N.E. Atlanta 30326
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