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Spicy Pineapple and Cucumber Agua Fresca

Inspired by the cucumber water served in spas, this agua fresca is mildly sweet with a hint of chile heat. Frozen pineapple cubes can replace ice cubes to chill the cocktails. For a virgin variation, replace the alcohol with water until you’re satisfied with the sweetness level.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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1 small English cucumber
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½ Serrano chile, seeds and veins removed
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2 ½ cups pineapple juice
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7 Tbs. light agave nectar
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3 Tbs. lime juice
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¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
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1 cup vodka or tequila (8 oz.)

Instructions: 

1. Purée cucumber and chile in blender until smooth. Pour mixture through fine strainer, pressing down on solids to extract all liquid. (You should have about 1 cup cucumber juice.)

2. Pour cucumber juice into large pitcher, and stir in pineapple juice, agave nectar, lime juice, and cayenne pepper. 

3. To serve: Pour 2 oz. vodka over ice or frozen pineapple cubes, if using, in tall glass. Top with 1 cup pineapple mixture.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
322
Protein: 
<1 g
Total Fat: 
<1 g
Saturated Fat: 
0 g
Carbohydrates: 
49 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
8 mg
Fiber: 
<1 g
Sugar: 
44 g
Yield: 
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

What's a good alcohol-free substitute for the vodka/tequila?

This is gonna be the drink of choice for us this Labor Day ... cheers!!

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