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I put myself on a Diet Coke Detox. That shit was getting out of hand.

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Problem is, I miss it. So, so bad. I’ve been trying to fill that void with things all the water, sparkling water, fruit juices, almond milk, gin.

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I managed to get my grubby hands on a can of Cucumber Seltzer from a well known high street food chain.  As a premise, this sounded amazing.  In reality, it was just a bit yawn. I decided to try and DIY it.  This won’t last as long as one of the cans but fresh is best here.

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Ingredients

1 whole cucumber, peeled 200ml cold water 20gr caster sugar Teeny pinch of salt

Method

1, Grate the cucumber into a medium sized heat proof bowl.  I wouldn’t recommend doing this on a chopping board and then transferring it, cucumbers release a lot of wet when you grate them, and we want that juice.

2, In a small saucepan, combine the rest of the ingredients and set over a medium heat, stirring until the sugar and salt has dissolved. Bring this up to a gentle simmer, remove from the heat and pour over the grated cucumber.  Stir well.

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3, Cover this with clingfilm and leave to infuse for at least three hours.

4, Strain through a cheesecloth and squeeze out as much liquid as you can.  I got just over 250ml out of mine.

5, To serve: add a generous splash over ice and top with sparkling water.  You can use the skins to make fancy garnishes if you fancy.

Or you can, well, y’know…

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One thought on “Cucumber Syrup

  1. Ema Jones says:

    Yeah, it is quick, easy and tasty way to keep yourself fit and fine, with a perfect body

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