Thursday, May 5, 2011

Spa Water Recipes- Cucumber Water...unique and refreshing.

Recently I visited the Austin Springs Spa in Johnsonville, Tennessee.
During my stay I was offered a variety of spa waters for relaxation and rehydration. The cucumber water was my favorite, clean-tasting and refreshing.

Spa waters can be made from a variety of fresh ingredients-
Fruits and vegetables: slices of lemon, orange, grapefruit, lime, honeydew melon, or cucumber.
Herbs: sprigs of mint or rosemary, slightly crushed; slices of ginger root.

Cucumber water would be a perfect beverage for a wedding shower, bachelorette party, or any summer celebration.

Refreshing Cucumber Water
8 cups of water, chilled (still spring or mineral water is best)
1 large cucumber, sliced

Float thin rounds of cucumber in a pitcher of chilled water several hours or overnight. Serve slightly chilled. Place a cucumber slice in each glass before serving.

Here's two more spa water recipes you might like- one from Chef Scott Leibfried and one from *smile*

1 comment:

  1. I really do need to keep a pitcher of this in my refrigerator - I am so impressed whenever a restaurant serves water like this, but I've never made it myself! What a great way to cool off in the summer!