This lemon herb cucumber water recipe is seriously refreshing and makes for an easy party drink. Add in any herbs you have on hand and enjoy!
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 entertained 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 friend’s 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 marinate 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.”
How to make infused cucumber water
Making infused water is super simple and requires just a few ingredients. Thinly slice cucumbers and lemon and pop them into a large pitcher along with a few handfuls of fresh herbs. Top everything off with water and set the pitcher in the fridge to chill. Because you’ll be drinking this water, you’ll want to use an organic lemon for this infused water recipe. Lemon peels soak up lots of pesticides, so buying organic is important! You’ll also want to thoroughly wash the herbs and cucumber, just to be safe.
This lemon, herb, and cucumber water is best enjoyed the day you make it. Feel free to top off the water jug throughout the day as you fill up your glass. If the water loses its flavor, add in a few more fresh herbs to revive it. (You can also add in other fruits you have that are going bad or that you’d otherwise throw out, such as strawberry tops and soft apples.) Drink up, and enjoy the day! Hope you find some time to relax with those you love the most.
Looking for more easy drink recipes?
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This recipe is…
Vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, and gluten-free.
This lemon, herb, and cucumber water is seriously refreshing and makes for an easy party drink. Add in any herbs you have on hand and enjoy!
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 lemon
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- 1 handful thyme
- 1 handful mint
- Wash and thinly slice 1/2 cucumber and 1 lemon.
- Fill a pitcher with water. Add lemon slices, cucumber slices, and herbs.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
You can use any herbs you have on hand for this recipe.
Keywords: cucumber water, infused water recipe
About the Authors
Cookbook Author and writer
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Cookbook Author and photographer
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.