I took a quick peek at the weather forecast for next week, and much to my dismay, the Bay Area is going to hit the high eighties again (and possibly even 90). Yipes!
I know that I have gone back to my San Francisco roots when I complain about an 80-degree heat wave. Most of you probably think that I have no business complaining. Having survived one summer in Beijing and three summers in D.C., my body should be accustomed to hotter climes, right? Nope!
Alas, without any air conditioning in my apartment, this fan is all I have to get me out of the sticky situation (literally).
To make sure that I keep calm and stay cool, I’m going to make myself a batch of this strawberry cucumber refresher.
Infusing water with a bit of fruit, lemon, and mint gives the drink a nice dose of pizzazz.
Strawberry Cucumber Refresher
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 2 large strawberries, sliced
- 1/4 – 1/3 large cucumber, sliced
- 1/2 lemon, sliced
- 5-6 large mint leaves
- Ice cubes, optional
- Add the strawberries, cucumber, lemon, and mint into a jug.
- Pour water into the jug.
- Refrigerate the drink for at least 30 minutes so that the water can be properly infused.
- Enjoy chilled or with some ice cubes!
What kinds of fruits or herbs do you like to use for infused drinks?
Know any other refreshing drink recipes that I should try?