This gorgeous and refreshing cucumber, lemon, and mint water is perfect for serving at parties or solo sipping.
I love making this easy cucumber water in the summer. It is 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 crap or contain any added sugar.
It is perfect for entertaining with its beautiful presentation and diet-friendly attitude.
Why Make Cucumber Water?
It is a beautiful, healthy, non-alcoholic option to serve at parties!
Need more convincing?
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 actually 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, especially if you munch on the cucumber slices
It is unclear exactly how many nutrients get extracted from the cucumbers and lemons during the infusion. That being 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.
It can help you lose or maintain weight
Drinking cucumber water can be a helpful tool for weight loss. Especially if you drink it as a substitute for sugary, high-calorie drinks. Drinking plenty of water also helps you feel full.
How to make Cucumber 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.
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 over ice.
This cucumber water recipe can be doubled to make 1 gallon and will keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.
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.
Yes! They are great to snack on. They will start to lose their crunch after they sit in the water for a while.
Yes, if you drink this fast, go ahead and refill & re-chill. 😊 They need to be thrown out after 2 days.
Yes, but it will change the flavor. If you can’t find fresh mint, it is ok to leave it out.
No. This is a personal preference. It does taste best when chilled.
Looking for more ways to hydrate?
- Enjoy a bowl of fresh watermelon
- Try a pineapple watermelon smoothie
- Invest in a water bottle that you love! You’ll be more likely to drink water throughout the day. I’m a fan of the classic Nalgene because I can toss it in my mama bag and never worry about spills!