Cucumber Lime Punch (Mocktail!)

 

Cucumber Lime Punch
Serve 20 (in a rocks glass filled halfway with ice)

1 ½ cups agave nectar
4 cups water
3 cups lime juice
8 cups sparkling water
1 organic English cucumber, sliced into thin rounds
1 lime, sliced in rounds3 long sprigs mint, for garnish
 
tequila, optional

First, make an Agave Lime Simple Syrup: Combine the 3 cups of lime juice, 1 ½  cups of agave nectar, and 4 cups of water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil until the agave is dissolved.  Turn off heat and add six slices cucumber, removing after a few minutes.  

Pour seven cups Agave Lime Simple Syrup into a gallon container or punch bowl.  Gently stir to combine, then add all the cucumber, lime, and mint as garnish.   Finally add eight cups (or whatever fits in the top of your gallon container) with Sparkling Water!  Serve with tequila on the side to make this a stunning cocktail.

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Cucumber Lime Punch (Mocktail!)