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Summer Sodas 3 ways.

Should say that all three are pretty different, but all are really good...
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 Servings
Calories: 148kcal

Ingredients

Cucumber Melon Refresher

  • 6 cups cubed honeydew
  • 2 Persian cucumbers or 1 english cucumber skin removed + chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint
  • pinch of Kosher salt
  • 2-6 tablespoons honey or agave depending on your taste
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • chilled original kombucha or sparkling water, for topping

Mango Lemonade

  • 2 cups very ripe mangos peeled + diced (about 3-4 )
  • 1/2 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • chilled original kombucha or sparkling water, for topping

Hibiscus Agua Fresca

  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger peeled + roughly chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lime juice + lime wedges for serving
  • chilled original kombucha or sparkling water, for topping
  • fresh basil or mint I used basil

Instructions

Cucumber Melon Refresher

  • In a blender, combine the melon, cucumbers, mint and salt. Blend until smooth. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer, being careful to not push too much of the pulp through the strainer. Discard the pulp. Stir in the the lime juice + honey. Chill the puree until ready to serve.
  • To serve pour a little melon puree into a glass filled with ice. Top with chilled kombucha or sparkling water.

Mango Lemonade

  • In a blender, combine the mango, honey and lemon juice. Blend until completely smooth. Pour mixture into a jar and chill until ready to serve.
  • To serve, pour the mango mixture over a glass filled with ice and top with chilled kombucha or sparkling water.

Hibiscus Agua Fresca

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the dried hibiscus, ginger, water and honey. Set the pan over medium heat and bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, for another 10-15 minutes. Strain the mix through a fine mesh strainer, discard the hibiscus flowers and ginger. Stir in the lime juice and then chill the mixture until ready to serve.
  • To serve, pour the hibiscus mix over a glass filled with ice and top with chilled kombucha or sparkling water.

Notes

*Inspired by Bon Appetit June 2016 Issue.

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 32.9mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.8mg