Mother Earth Living

A Twist On Tea: Make a Cucumber and Cilantro Drink

By Deb

Deb’s family owns a small herb farm and herbal skin care business in Porterfield, Wisconsin. It is there that they play and work with herbs on a daily basis.  Deb is a Master Gardener Volunteer, organizer of a local herb group, and a teaches herb-related and soap-making classes for a local technical college, folk school, and right on the farm. (

Here in Wisconsin we have a small herb group that meets on a monthly basis. Recently, we met at Lara’s house where she served us Green Water.

She simply used fresh cilantro and a thinly sliced, peeled cucumber and served it on ice in an elegant, tall-stemmed glass. This cool and refreshing drink was the libation that members dove for first. The blend of cilantro and cucumber was an excellent combination.

Lara’s Green Water is on the right; her citrus blend is on the left.
Photo by Lara Lakari

She also served us a citrus blend using wedges of lemon, orange, lime, and apple. This got me thinking about all the possible beveration combinations. Here’s what I came up with:

• Rosemary and peppermint
• Lemon balm and lemon wedges
• Basil and lime

Can you come up with other combinations that are not listed here?

  • Published on Apr 21, 2011
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