Cucumber Cooler Recipe2014-07-26
4 large cucumbers, pared, seeded, cut in pieces
2 cups ice cubes, divided
1 can (6 ounces) Florida frozen concentrated grapefruit juice, divided
¼ cup fresh mint leaves, or 1 tablespoon dried mint, divided
½ teaspoon celery salt, divided
½ teaspoon salt, divided
2 cups club soda, chilled, divided
In container of electric blender, or food processor combine 2 ½ cups cucumber, 1 cup ice cubes, ½ can grapefruit juice concentrate, 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves or 1 ½ tablespoons dried mint, ¼ teaspoon celery salt and ¼ teaspoon salt. Process with a pulsing motion until ice is crushed. Add 1 cup club soda. Pour into 6-ounce glasses. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Garnish with cucumber slices and fresh mint, if desired.
YIELD: 10 to 12 servings.