Mean green cucumber juice

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 150g sugar
  • 1 litre water
  • Special equipment: cheesecloth

Serves: 1 litre

1) Peel the cucumbers, saving the peels. Grate cucumber flesh on a box grater.

2) In a medium saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. When sugar dissolves, add the grated cucumber and simmer until cucumber is tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

3) In a blender, puree reserved cucumber peel and cucumber syrup until smooth.

4) Line a strainer with cheese cloth over a bowl. Strain cucumber mixture. Gather cheesecloth in 1 hand to squeeze out all of the juice. Chill until cool, about 1 hour.

5) Serve in glass.

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