Cucumber Lime Cooler with Jalapeno Pepper Flakes

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 Just maybe the perfect drink for a hot summer day, sunday brunch or anytime a refreshing and spicy mocktail is in order. 

Ingredients

24 ounces coconut water
1 hot house cucumber, sliced into 1/4 inch slices, divided
4 ounces lime juice + wedges for garnish
1 large handful mint + additional leaves for garnish

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
5 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 
2-4 hours
Total Time: 
2 hours, 5 minutes

Directions

1. In a large pitcher combine coconut water, 3/4 of the cucumber slices and Jalapeno Pepper Flakes. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours. The longer this mixture steeps, the spicier it will be.
2. In a shaker half filled with ice add mint and lime juice. Shake vigorously for 1 minute. Stir into the pitcher.
2. Strain the mixture and return to pitcher. Pour mixture into 4 glasses filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge, cucumber slice and fresh mint.

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Recipe Tip:
If desired add 1 ounce gin or vodka for a refreshing cocktail