For all of those taking part in Dry January this month, don’t think we have forgotten about you. Here’s our rosemary cucumber limeade recipe.
Ah the month of January – the month where we look back at what we managed to consume in the space of 7 days between Christmas and New Year and think…did I REALLY eat and drink all that?! We’ve decided, this month, to go for a mocktail for gin lovers…you may well think we’ve gone slightly mad but it doesn’t have to be boring – a terribly dull coke with ice just doesn’t cut it!
In light of the impact all the festive fun has had on our livers, we’ve decided, this month, to go for a mocktail for gin lovers. You may well think we’ve gone slightly mad but it doesn’t have to be boring – a terribly dull coke with ice just doesn’t cut it!
This limeade is a little bit grown up and can be served on its own or topped up with some tonic water. If you’re feeling like you want to fall off the wagon, it’s equally good with a measure of gin!
Ingredients for approx. 6 mocktails:
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 springs fresh rosemary
- 1 large cucumber, peeled
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice – dependent on how juicy your limes are it’s around 6-8
- Tonic water
- In a small saucepan, combine 2 cups of water, sugar, and rosemary. Bring to a simmer and stir until the sugar has dissolved
- Let this cool completely, which should take around an hour
- Remove the rosemary
- In a blender, combine the cucumber and remaining 2 cups of water. Blend until smooth. Strain into a large bowl, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible
- Transfer the blended cucumber mixture and the sugar solution to a pitcher
- Stir in the lime juice
- Pour into glasses with ice
- Garnish with some cucumber slices and rosemary
Sit back and sip while feeling smug about not boozing…and dreaming of when February rolls around!