Easy Cucumber Lime Punch

I walked into our bedroom yesterday to find Eric going through the drawer of his nightstand. He had already dumped everything out and was starting to refill it with “keeper” items:

  • a giant rusty screw
  • a company directory for his old job
  • a giant cord that he admittedly has no idea what its for
  • broken watch
  • a giant ziplock bag containing a catch-all dish (grape-bunch-shaped), a Mexican peso, and a decade-old cough drop.
  • 10,000 pens

Easy Cucumber Lime Punch“Eric why do you need your old company directory, you don’t even work there anymore.” Fine, throw it out. “Seriously? That’s all it takes to persuade you? How about this giant rusty screw?” No I need that.

Easy Cucumber Lime Punch

A few minutes of heckling later (“really, you need Star Wars playing cards accessible from your bedside?”), he finally bursts out, “Karen, I don’t think you understand the purpose of this drawer.”

CLEARLY NOT.

Easy Cucumber Lime Punch

What about you? Do you have any Weird Stuff in your nightstand? I honestly don’t, but that’s only because my nightstand is not a nightstand, it’s a yellow barstool. I guess the fact that I have a completely irrational piece of furniture in lieu of a nightstand makes up for my lack of awkward nightstand paraphernalia.
Easy Cucumber Lime Punch
Okay, update. I wrote this before I actually looked on my night-barstool. Here’s what’s on it right now:
RodThat’s right. I’m rockin’ the Rod cassette tapes. My dad was throwing these out a while back and I wanted to keep them for white elephant gifts. I guess I’ll add it to the collection.
Easy Cucumber Lime Punch

So are these Cucumber Lime Punch photos giving you
guys flashbacks to just a couple weeks ago when I posted this Basil Lemonade? Who’s ready for summer, grilling, and tart drinks? This girl.

I was at a baby shower a few years ago and this Easy Cucumber Lime Punch was served. I think I drank about half of it single-handedly. Soooo good, with a perfectly light cucumber aftertaste. Plus, you can’t get much easier than this, only 4 ingredients:

Easy Cucumber Lime Punch

Don’t hate me because this is not diet soda. I tried both and liked diet better, but only got a picture of this one. Diet all the way dude!

You can make it a few hours ahead and refrigerate until ready to serve. I like it even better that way because the cucumber flavor has some time to come through. This is always a hit at parties!

Easy Cucumber Lime Punch

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Easy Cucumber Lime Punch

Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 trays of ice
  • 2 liter bottle of DIET lemon-lime soda
  • 1 12-ounce can frozen limeade
  • 1 cucumber, sliced thin
  • fresh lime wedges for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher or bowl, add as much ice as you want. (The more ice you add, the more watered down the drink will be as it melts, of course.)
  2. Add the soda and the frozen limeade.
  3. Add all of the sliced cucumbers and lime wedges (or reserve some to garnish individual glasses).
  4. Stir together until the limeade melts.
  5. If you serve it right away, the cucumber flavor will be light. I like to let it sit for an hour or two in the fridge because I like a stronger cucumber flavor. This drink is nice for parties because you can make it ahead and pull it out right when the party starts.

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Source: this one’s all over the internet, I got it from my friend Rissa

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