Cucumber Herb-Infused Water

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Cucumber Herb-Infused Water

Happy Labor Day! We’re doing a little labor on this day (shh!), but less than normal. Plus, we got to have a lovely weekend (not working, mainly!) and entertaining family and friends in our new home. Man, it was a chore to get this house put together, but it feels so darn good to see my nephews smiling faces as they stumble about and our dear friends adorable children wipe purple blueberries from their lips and onto our dining room table. This house is being lived in instead of worked on finally, and it feels so good.

Here’s a super simple tip for entertaining that we used this weekend — for a tasty, easy and healthy drink, throw some sliced cucumbers, lemons, and any herbs you have on hand into some water and let it marinade for a bit. You’ll get a super refreshing drink for minimal effort, and it seems fancy. Though our dear friend’s son couldn’t help but comment about the “plants in my drink.”

Drink up, and enjoy the day! Hope you find some time to relax with those you love the most.


Lemony Herb Cucumber Water

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks


You can use any herbs you have on hand.


  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 handful thyme
  • 1 handful mint


  1. Wash and thinly slice 1/2 cucumber and 1 lemon.
  2. Fill a pitcher with water. Add lemon slices, cucumber slices, and herbs.
  3. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.



About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author and recipe developer of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best vegetarian cookbooks” by Epicurious, and a recipe developer and healthy & sustainable food advocate behind the award-nominated food blog A Couple Cooks.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is photographer and recipe developer of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best new cookbooks” by Bon Appetit, and a recipe developer, photographer, and technical expert at A Couple Cooks.


  • Reply
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    September 2, 2013 at 7:38 am

    haha I’m all for “plants in my drink”! Love this!

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    September 2, 2013 at 8:54 am

    This is so pretty! Such a gorgeous shot!

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    September 2, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks for the memories! When we were in Ireland, many restaurants brought beautiful wine bottles to our tables filled not with wine, but with herby, chilled water. Lots of mint, cucumber… It was lovely and refreshing and beautiful. Great for all those days spent walking!

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    September 13, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Sounds so good. must try :)

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    August 11, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Gave this a try this morning only I didn’t remember the rosemary. Tomorrow I’d add some. It is so refreshing! It truly did energize me!

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