Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cilantro Cucumber Lime Cooler

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Serves 1 Tall Glass
  1. Cilantro/Coriander Leaves chopped ~ 2tbsp
  2. Cucumber ~ 4 thin slices(add/reduce as required)
  3. Sugar ~ 3 tbsp
  4. Water - 1 cup + 1 cup
  5. Ice Cubes few
  6. Fresh Lime/Lemon Juice ~ 2 tbsp(I used juice of ½ lime)
  7. Lime/Lemon slice - 1(To Garnish, Optional)
  8. Cucumber Slice - 2(To Garnish, Optional)
  9. Tip part of a Cilantro - To Garnish(Optional)

Preparation Method:-
  • Boil a cup of water and add sugar. Reduce the heat to medium and let it boil till the water reduces to  ½ cup and get form a sugar syrup. Set aside and let it cool.
  • Peel the skin from cucumber, slice it. Grind the cucumber and cilantro by adding a cup of water. Strain and pour into a tall glass(I didn't strain it).
  • Squeeze out the lime juice from half a Lime/Lemon to the cooler. Add  2tbsp(or more) sugar syrup according to the sweetness required and stir well.
  • Add few Ice cubes, insert few slices of cucumber and garnish with a slice of Lime/Lemon and cilantro and serve immediately.
  1. I have given a basic sugar syrup which you can make in bulk and store it refrigerated for later use in other coolers/cocktails/soft drinks that calls for syrups. Can add your favorite flavors as well.
  2. Those who don't like the taste of raw cucumber can cook and grind it as well. Lessen the cilantro if you don't like the taste of it.
  3. You can add chilled soda water instead of plain water if desired while blending.
  4. Nutritional benefits off cucumber is high, it is good for acidity, blood pressure, excellent cooling agent, helps in dissolution of kidney stones, is Diuretic-encouraging waste removal through urination, good for puffy eyes, helps water retention and many more. So eat it raw, consume them as cooler/plain juice, use it on skin/eyes as beautifying agent choice is all yours and the benefits you already know :-)
  5. Cilantro helps increase HDL Cholesterol(good kind) and reduce LDL Cholesterol(bad kind), good source of Iron, Magnesium and helps fighting anemia, helps detoxify the body and many more.


  1. Refreshing drink and awesome clicks..

  2. nice and refreshing drink. great

  3. very fresh and colourful cucumber drink...looks so delicious dear..

  4. What a vibrant colour!!! Love to drink it immediately...can't wait..perfect cooler for summer.

  5. Love the color dear,I am going to try this,refreshing and yummy...

  6. loved the color.. indeed a very refreshing drink!


  7. wow... what a fantastic colour... looks delicious..

  8. Refreshing and colorful drink.

  9. A lovely drink to beat the summer heat

  10. Quiet refreshing and cool drink!! Thanks for linking to the event!!

    Ongoing event
    CC:Vegan Diet - Plant Based Food

  11. What a refffreshing cooler..Loved the colour too

  12. wow..looks absolutely hearty & refreshing..
    thanks for your wonderful comments in my space..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  13. cool cool drink in hot season..nice.

  14. Lovely cool drink for summer, awesome color :)

  15. hi prathiba, your drink looks so delicious- the color makes me thirsty.
    I feel like doing one now, i have cucumber and lime.. cilantro too. yes, got ice cubes-off to kitchen i go,,
    have a nice day

  16. That is an extremely refreshing combination of flavours. Gotta try! Great blog :)

  17. That's an intresting cooler... love that u used cilantro in it... :)


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