Cucumber water has to be one of the most refreshing drinks ever. On a hot summer day its welcome freshness will quench even the fiercest of thirsts, but for those whose taste buds have been socked by cancer treatments, this freshness can be godsend of another sort. On chemo, plain water can taste really awful to patients, grimly metallic or even oily. The crisp flavor of cucumber takes away all that and can make water enjoyable to drink again.
1. Halve the cucumber lengthwise, then slice into ½-inch slices. Trim and discard ends.2. Combine the sliced cucumber and water in a large pitcher. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour – The flavor will be stronger the longer it sits. Serve over ice.
- 1 medium cucumber, washed well
- 2 quarts filtered water