Cucumber, Lime, and Chile Agua Fresca
Iain Bagwell
Yields10 ServingsCook Time20 minsChill Time2 hrsTotal Time2 hrs 20 mins
AuthorJimmy Shaw, ¡Lotería! Grill, Los Angeles

If you seed the chile, ¡Lotería! Grill’s super-light refresher will have just a hint of heat.

How to Make It

1

In a blender, whirl cucumber chunks, 1/2 cup lime juice, the chile, 1/2 cup simple syrup, the salt, and about 1 1/2 cups water until very smooth. Pour into a pitcher and stir in 4 1/2 cups more water. Taste and add more lime juice, simple syrup, and water if you like. Chill until cold, at least 2 hours.

2

Stir and serve over ice, with cucumber and lime slices.

MAKE AHEAD Through step 1, chilled, up to 3 days.

Ingredients

 1 ½ lbs unpeeled regular cucumbers, cut into chunks
 ½ cup lime juice
 ½ medium serrano chile, seeded if you like
 ¾ cup simple syrup
 ½ tsp table salt
 Cucumber and lime slices, for serving

Directions

1

In a blender, whirl cucumber chunks, 1/2 cup lime juice, the chile, 1/2 cup simple syrup, the salt, and about 1 1/2 cups water until very smooth. Pour into a pitcher and stir in 4 1/2 cups more water. Taste and add more lime juice, simple syrup, and water if you like. Chill until cold, at least 2 hours.

2

Stir and serve over ice, with cucumber and lime slices.

MAKE AHEAD Through step 1, chilled, up to 3 days.

Cucumber, Lime, and Chile Agua Fresca