Summer Drinks at The Providence Flea: Elderflower & Honey Lemonade and Cucumber and Mint Water

July 13, 2014

Fancy up the old favourite of traditional home made lemonade or make your ice water extra refreshing with these simple Summer drink recipes.

If you tried these at The Providence Flea, thanks for stopping by!


Elderflower & Honey Lemonade

Ingredients: To make half a gallon/just under two litres

1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 cup/ 240ml fresh lemon juice (get squeezing! That's about 5-6 large lemons)
1/2 cup/ 120ml elderflower cordial/syrup- I use this in the UK and this in the US
6 1/2 cups/ 1 1/2 litres filtered water


Before you squeeze your lemons, use a vegetable peeler to shave off the rinds and add them to the serving jug or storage bottle.

Mix together the squeezed lemon juice with all off the other ingredients and mix well.

Serve over ice.


Cucumber & Mint Water

Ingredients: To make half a gallon/ just under two litres

Half an (English) cucumber
Large bunch fresh mint
8 cups/ just under two litres filtered water


Finely slice the cucumber and add to the serving jug, add the fresh mint and top up with plenty of ice and water.

If you want to do some of the prep in advance, you can slice your cucumbers and store them in a small plastic dish, topped up with water (so the cucumber is completely covered) then freeze. Make a giant cucumber ice cube if you will! Do this no more than 2 days ahead of when you want to make up the drink as freezing cucumbers make them go a bit mushy.

When you want to make up the drink simple pop you ice cube-cumber into the bottom of your jug or dispenser, throw in your fresh mint and top up with water and additional ice.

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