Recipes and Cooking Cucumber Agua Fresca Drinks don't come more refreshing than this Cucumber Agua Fresca recipe. Try it with fresh mint for the coolest fresca drink ever. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on September 17, 2018 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Con Poulos Prep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 15 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and sliced into 1/2-inch slices (about 5 cups) ½ cup water Pinch of salt 3 cup ice cubes 1 small bunch fresh mint or basil (about 1 cup) 1 lime, juiced Agave nectar or sugar syrup* Cucumber spears (optional) *Sugar Syrup 1 cup water 1 cup granulated sugar Directions In a blender container combine cucumber, water and salt. Cover and puree until smooth. If you want it perfectly smooth, sieve mixture, but this is not essential. Add ice cubes and mint; blend until slushy. Stir in lime juice and sweeten with agave nectar to taste. To serve, add a cucumber spear to each glass. Makes 6 servings. *Sugar Syrup In a small saucepan combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar; heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Cool. Pour into a jar and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 73 Calories 18g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 73 % Daily Value * Sodium 34mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 18g 7% Total Sugars 12g Protein 2g Vitamin C 10.6mg 53% Calcium 70.7mg 5% Iron 2.5mg 14% Potassium 376mg 8% Folate, total 32.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.