Cucumber, lemon and mint infused water is a delicious way to keep hydrated and quench your thirst on a hot summer day.
I used to drink a lot of diet soda back in the day. And by a lot, I mean about 1-2 cans a day. Which, to me, is a lot. Maybe to you it’s not. I know it was diet so I wasn’t really getting all that extra sugar, but it was still soda. And it still wasn’t good for me.
When I was pregnant with Kelsey, I cut back on the soda big time and started drinking lots of water. The things we do for our kids, right? Drinking water instead of soda is a habit that has stuck and I actually prefer water over soda.
There are some days, though, that I really miss having flavor in my drinks. Especially on a hot summer day. I just need a little something, something in my water without having to reach for a diet soda or other artificially flavored drink.
Homemade infused water is the perfect solution. My favorite combination is cucumber, lemon and mint. I have an herb garden and every summer I have a ton of mint. It seriously grows like a weed so adding it to my water is a perfect way to keep the mint under control and keep it from taking over the rest of my herb garden.
If you’re a little bit skeptical about having cucumber in your water, don’t be! It gives such an amazing and fresh taste. I love it! The cucumber flavor is actually my favorite part of this infused water.
I’ve seen this infused water recipe all over Pinterest listed as an infused water and as a detox water. Now, I don’t really know enough about detoxing to go into details about the health benefits of it, so please don’t ask. I don’t want to give anybody misguided advice. I do know this though, this water is refreshing and delicious. Anything else is a bonus.
Kelsey really loves this water too. As you can tell, she’s absolutely thrilled that she had to wait until I was done taking pictures before she could drink some. She had also just woken up from a nap that was obviously too short. She’s also sick, so please excuse the baby boogs. Sorry about that.
Cucumber, Lemon and Mint Infused Water
- 2 L water
- 1 Lemon, thinly sliced
- 1 Cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
- 12 mint leaves
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and steep overnight. Remove mint, lemon and cucumber from the water after steeping and serve with fresh lemon, cucumber and mint.
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I’ve been making this water for several years now but I found the original recipe here.