• 2 English cucumbers
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water


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

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

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. Serve in glasses over ice.