Green tea, lemongrass and cucumber cocktail

Refreshing light drink for summer

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Want a drink that will make you feel as energized as a day at the spa? Whip up this light, fruity and low-calorie cocktail made with green tea, lemongrass and cucumber! All that's missing are those fluffy robes and slippers.

If you can't afford that 90-minute massage you really need, make this cocktail instead. It's a little cheaper and a few will certainly make you forget that back pain.

Green tea, lemongrass and cucumber cocktail

Yields 2 drinks

Green tea lemongrass cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 teabags green tea
  • 1/2 stalk lemongrass
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 slices cucumber
  • 1/4 cup gin
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Slice lemongrass in half and cut into 1-inch strips. Place in a saucepan over medium heat. Cover lemongrass with water, sugar and lemon juice. Bring mixture to a boil and then remove from heat. Add teabags and let steep for about 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. Fill 2 glasses halfway with ice. Add 2-1/2 tablespoons of gin to each cup. Fill the rest of the way with the green tea mixture. Stir to mix and add additional tea if it's too strong. Fill each glass with 2 slices of cucumber and a fresh lemon wedge.

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Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.

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