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Cucumber, Lemon, and Mint Water

This gorgeous and refreshing cucumber, lemon, and mint water is perfect for sipping on throughout the day or for serving at parties. Plus, it only takes 5 minutes and 3 ingredients to make!

A glass of lemon, cucumber, and mint water outside.

I love making this cucumber water and lemon in the summer. It’s the perfect pick-me-up when mint is abundant and cucumber season is in full swing. 

It is so refreshing and thirst-quenching. You will love this when you want something other than plain water but not the calories to go with it! Also, it doesn’t have any artificial ingredients or any added sugar.  

It’s perfect for entertaining with its beautiful presentation and diet-friendly attitude. You can serve it at parties as a non-alcoholic or mocktail option or keep a pitcher in the fridge for a refreshing drink to sip on throughout the day.

Why Make Cucumber Water? 

It is a beautiful, low-calorie, non-alcoholic option to serve at parties!

Need more convincing? This is a perfect mocktail for parties. You can serve it at brunches, bridal showers, baby showers, or any event where you want a fancy and guilt-free drink option.

It helps you stay hydrated.

Drinking cucumber water is a refreshing and tasty way to stay hydrated. Did you know our bodies are 60% water?

We often hear a recommendation to drink 8 cups of water a day. According to this article from Harvard, it’s more than that. Adult men need 13 cups, and adult women generally need 9 cups. 

Breastfeeding women actually need 13 cups of water per day. If you’ve ever nursed a baby, you know how thirsty it makes you!

It contains antioxidants, electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals.

It’s not clear exactly how many nutrients get extracted from the cucumbers and lemons during the infusion. That said, lemons and cucumbers do have impressive nutrient profiles. If you want more nutrients from this refreshing cucumber water, snack on the crunchy cucumber and squeeze the lemon juice in. 

Ingredients

Lemon slices, cucumber slices, and mint sprigs.

Cucumber slices. Any cucumber will do! This is a great way to use garden cucumbers that contain a lot of seeds.

Lemon slices. Make sure you wash the lemon well before you slice it. You can use organic lemons if you’re worried about the rind soaking in the water.

Fresh mint. I recommend keeping a pot of fresh mint at home. It does great in containers. In fact, it gets a little too happy in the ground, so you may want to keep it contained! 

How to Make Cucumber, Lemon, and Mint Water

This cucumber water is super easy to make at home. All you need is a cucumber, a lemon, some fresh mint, fresh drinking water, and a pitcher to make it in. 

Cucumber slices, lemon slices, and mint sprigs in a glass pitcher.

You don’t even need to peel the cucumber. Just wash everything well, then slice the lemon and cucumber. Add all ingredients to a 2-quart pitcher, and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving it.  You can top off the cucumber water with more filtered water to refill it.

Cucumber, lemon, and mint water in a pitcher.

You can double this cucumber water recipe to make 1 gallon. Refrigerate it for up to 2 days.  

Frequently Asked Questions About Cucumber Mint Water

Do the cucumbers need to be peeled? 

Nope!

What kind of cucumber should I use? 

Any kind will do. I love using ones straight from the garden or farmers market in the summer or the long English cucumbers in the winter. 

Can I eat the cucumbers? 

Yes! They are great to snack on. They will start to lose their crunch after they sit in the water for a while. 

Can I reuse the cucumbers, lemons, and mint? 

Yes, if you drink this fast, go ahead and refill & re-chill. 😊 They need to be thrown out after 2 days. 

Can I leave the mint out?

Yes, but it will change the flavor. If you can’t find fresh mint, it is ok to leave it out. 

Does it have to be served over ice?

No. This is a personal preference. It does taste best when chilled. 

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Cucumber, Lemon, and Mint Water

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This gorgeous, non-alcoholic, hydrating, and refreshing cucumber water is perfect for serving at parties or solo sipping.

  • Author: Mandi
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • (plus 1 hour to chill):
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Infusion
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 sprigs of fresh mint
  • About 6 cups of cold, filtered drinking water

Instructions

  1. Wash the cucumber, lemon, and mint well
  2. Slice cucumber and lemon into rounds
  3. Add cucumber slices, lemon slices, and mint sprigs to a 2-quart pitcher
  4. Fill the pitcher with cold water
  5. Chill at least 1 hour before serving

Notes

Refrigerate for up to 2 days. You can continue to top off the way as you drink it.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 4
  • Sugar: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 0.5 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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