Not only does this cucumber lemon water taste crisp and refreshing, but it's also packed with powerful health benefits like delivering antioxidants, lowering blood pressure and balancing blood sugar.
Lemon cucumber water is a fun way to mix up your water routine and is the most refreshing drink, especially on a hot summer day. You get all the benefits of drinking water and staying hydrated (healthy skin!), plus a crisp and refreshing taste.
Adding this cucumber water recipe to your daily routine is a great way to incorporate more glasses of water. It will make you look forward to staying hydrated!
Benefits of cucumber water
- This recipe is a great substitute for sugary sodas or drinks because it can help balance blood sugar, reduce high blood pressure, keep you hydrated and aid in weight loss.
- Cucumbers are high in antioxidants and other nutrients like calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin A. Of course, it's always good to eat the actual cucumber, but this cucumber water offers some nutrients and keeps you hydrated!
- Cucumbers are also a good source of potassium and drinking cucumber water on a daily basis can help boost your immune system and fight off free radicals.
- Improve your skin by drinking this because you'll be more hydrated. Staying hydrated always helps your skin!
The bottom line: this is the perfect drink to motivate you to add more water to your diet. And drinking more water is always a good idea! If you're craving sugary sodas or soft drinks, opt for this instead and see how you feel!
- Fresh cucumbers: thinly sliced (you can also use a vegetable peeler to make ribbons). No need to peel the cucumbers prior to adding them to the water. Regular cucumbers or english cucumber are great.
- Fresh lemons: fresh lemon slices and lemon juice add so much flavor.
- Fresh mint leaves
- Plain water: use water from the fridge, sink or water bottle.
- Keep reading for a fun variation on how to serve this for parties!
How to Make Cucumber Lemon Water
- Add the slices of cucumber, lemon and mint to a large pitcher and top with 8 cups (2 quarts) of tap water or filtered water.
- Store the water in the fridge for up to 12 hours then serve with ice.
How long to keep cucumber slices in water
If you're serving longer than 12 hours later, remove the cucumber, lemon and mint from the water and store the water separately in the fridge. Add fresh lemon and cucumber to garnish when serving.
Omit the lemon and mint: you can just use cucumbers alone if you aren't a fan of lemon or mint. It's up to you!
Fresh fruit infused water: throw in some fresh strawberries or other berries.
Serve with frozen edible flowers: how gorgeous are these cucumber waters with flower ice cubes?! Add water and edible flowers to ice cube trays and freeze them solid. Make the water then serve it with the ice cubes. You could also put the flower ice cubes in a cooler surrounding the pitcher for a pretty display!
If you make this recipe, I’d love for you to give it a star rating ★ below. You can also tag me on Instagram so I can see it!
More Refreshing Drinks
- The best green juice recipe (no juicer!)
- Iced matcha latte
- Homemade oat milk (5 minutes)
- Whipped coffee
- 8 cups (2 quarts) water
- 1 medium cucumber thinly sliced
- 1 large lemon thinly sliced
- 2-3 sprigs fresh mint optional
- Make it fancy: ice cube trays and fresh edible flowers (near the herbs in the produce aisle)
- Add the cucumber, lemon and mint to a large pitcher and fill it up with the water. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour or up to 12 hours.
- Serve with fresh ice and an extra sprig of mint if desired.
- If it will be longer than 12 hours before serving: remove the cucumber, lemon and mint and and store for up to 2 days. Serve with extra slices of lemon, cucumber and sprigs of fresh mint.
- Make it fancy for serving: place 1 edible flower in each ice cube tray and fill them up with water. Store in the freezer until solid and you're ready to serve. You can serve the ice cubes right in the cucumber water or you can fill a cooler with the flower ice cubes surround the pitcher for a pretty display.