Easy Mint Water Recipe

Looking for a refreshing drink with no calories or sugar? This easy mint water recipe is minty fresh and made in mere minutes of hands-on time.

Easy Mint Water Recipe

Looking for a healthy drink recipe to spice up your repertoire? This mint water recipe is seriously refreshing: and at the same time has no calories or sugar! (What’s better than that?) Alex and I have been on a quest to find interesting drinks to make drinking lots of water more fun. And this water is where it’s at! It takes only a few minutes of hands on time to whip up a big pitcher. Keep reading for our easy mint water recipe!

Mint water

How to make mint water

This mint water recipe requires only a bit of hands on time: it just requires some extra time to steep the mint leaves and let it chill. Make this on an evening or weeknight when you have a few extra minutes to spare.

You’ll use the mint in this recipe in two ways: first, you’ll steep it in hot water for 15 minutes to concentrate the flavor. Then, you’ll use additional fresh mint as a garnish.

Here’s how to make mint water:

  • Place 1/4 cup mint leaves in 1 cup boiling water and allow it to seep for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in 2 ice cubes and allow the water to come to lukewarm.
  • Pour the water in a pitcher and add 7 cups cold water. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Cheater tip: This mint water actually tastes pretty good right away: so if you’re in a rush, you could serve immediately. Just use very cold water; you wouldn’t want to dilute it with ice cubes.

How to grow fresh herbs

How to grow fresh herbs

This mint water uses lots of fresh mint: and it’s so much more fun to grow it yourself! We grow herbs all summer long, and it’s one of the most satisfying things to run out to the garden and harvest a few herbs. You don’t even need garden space: you can just grow herbs in pots as long as you have a sunny ledge! And adding herbs to your cooking is a healthy flavor addition, without adding calories. For all our tips, see How to Grow Herbs.

Why drink mint water?

First of all: it’s incredibly refreshing! The aromatic flavor of this mint water is reason alone. But also, drinking loads of water is always a good thing! It’s fantastic for your health. Mint water seems like something much more special than just tap water, which makes it a great substitute for soda or other sugary drinks. It has no sugar at all: it’s just herbs and water!

Also, if you like to drink lemon water or lime water but are worried about erosion of the enamel of your teeth, mint water is a great alternative.

Easy mint water recipe

How long does mint water last?

Mint water lasts for about 1 day in the refrigerator. The flavor improves and intensifies during the 1 hour of refrigerating, and even for a few hours after. The flavor is best within 1 day, so it’s perfect for serving at a party. If you’re drinking it just for yourself, it’s a good way to motivate yourself to drink a full 8 cups of water in a day! Or you could make a smaller batch.

Looking for more water recipes?

If you like this mint water recipe, here are a few other water recipes you might enjoy!

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This lime water recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, gluten-free, naturally sweet, and refined sugar free.

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Easy Mint Water Recipe

Easy Mint Water Recipe


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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x

Description

Looking for a refreshing drink with no calories or sugar? This easy mint water recipe is minty fresh and made in mere minutes of hands-on time.


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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 7 cups (64 ounces) cold water

Instructions

  1. In a heat proof bowl or liquid measuring cup, add the mint leaves and boiling water. Let stand for 15 minutes, then stir in 2 ice cubes.
  2. Discard the mint and place the mint water in a pitcher. Add the cold water.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving, more if time. Flavor is best within 1 day.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Mint water recipe, Easy mint water, Mint water,

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

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.

Alex Overhiser

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.

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