Refresh and hydrate with this infused Cucumber Lemon Ginger Water! This infused water is anything but boring because it’s packed with plenty of bright, bold flavor. Best of all, it’s made in just a few minutes with super simple ingredients!
🍋 Why We Love It
This delicious, healthy infused water is made with mellow cucumber, bright lemon, and bold ginger, the perfect drink to sip to help you stay hydrated all day long.
And we all know that staying hydrated is a super important part of healthy living!
But when you’re following Keto, Whole30, or other healthy eating plans for to help you feel your best or lose weight, it’s especially important to prioritize your water intake.
The only problem is that plain old water can get a little… well, boring! And that’s why I love to make refreshing, hydrating, fun drinks like this one.
You might know infused water as “detox water” because it’s often used in diet plans and cleanses, but it’s so much more than that!
Infused water combines the wonderful flavors and essenses of the ingredients you add to it, without any added sugars, artificial ingredients, or junk.
You also get the added benefit of taking in some extra vitamins and minerals from the ingredients that you add.
It’s an equally wonderful for Sunday brunch, bridal showers, or pretty much any time! Make this one by the glass or by the pitcher, depending on how you like it.
Optional ingredients. Any of these ingredients would add extra flavor to your infused water. Feel free to include any/all of them!
- 2-3 sprigs fresh mint
- 1 sliced lime or orange
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
🔪 Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: Do the prep work.
Wash the lemon, ginger, and cucumber well. You don’t need to peel the cucumber or the ginger, however, you may if you’d prefer the look of it that way.
Slice the lemon, ginger, and cucumber into thin slices, 1/8-1/4 inch wide. For safety reasons, don’t make the pieces so small they could become a choking hazard.
Step 2: Infuse the water.
Add the lemon, ginger, and cucumber to a large glass or ceramic pitcher. Fill it with cold water.
The more water you add, the more diluted the flavor will be. Feel free to experiment a bit to see how strong you like the flavor to be and adjust from there.
Refrigerate the water and allow it to infuse for at least 30 minutes. I prefer to allow it to steep for at least 2 hours, up to 12 hours.
👉 For best taste: Strain the water to remove the citrus slices after 12 hours. It can be safely stored in the refrigerator for about 2 days without removing them, but the flavor will begin to get more bitter over time.
👉 To it keep longer: Wait at least 2-12 hours, then strain to remove the sliced lemon, ginger, and cucumbers. Store the water in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
👉 To make it by the glass: Add 3 slices of lemon, 3 slices of cucumber, and 2 slices of ginger to a quart sized mason jar or glass. Fill it with cold water and set it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
ℹ️ FAQ & Tips
Absolutely! As long as the ingredients are still fresh, feel free to refill the pitcher and reuse it. The flavor will be less intense with each refill.
Infused water can be kept as-is for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. I’d recommend removing the citrus after 12 hours so the flavor doesn’t get bitter.
Absolutely! The easiest way to do this is to slice the cucumber, ginger, and lemon, and freeze them. 30 minutes before you’re ready to drink, simply add the sliced ingredients directly from frozen – no need to defrost them first!
It’s important to use containers made of glass or another non-reactive material like ceramic. Plastic will work as well, but the plastic can leach chemicals into water over time, especially when acidic ingredients like lemon juice are added. I prefer to use a large glass pitcher, water dispenser, or an infuser inside a glass pitcher.
You’ve probably all heard the old adage that adults should drink 8 glasses of water per day for maximum health benefits. Personally, I feel my best when I drink about half of my body weight in ounces of water every day. For example, if a person weighs 150 pounds, they may want to try to drink around 75 ounces of water in a day.
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Cucumber Lemon Ginger Infused Water
- 1 medium lemon
- 2 inches ginger root
- 1 cucumber
- 64 oz. water
- ice for serving
- Wash the lemon, ginger, and cucumber well. Slice the lemon, ginger, and cucumber into 1/8-1/4 inch slices.
- Add the sliced cucumber, lemon, and ginger to a large glass or ceramic pitcher. Fill it with cold water.Refrigerate the pitcher for at least 30 minutes, preferably 2-12 hours.
- Fill glasses halfway with ice and pour in the infused water. Garnish with slices of lemon, if desired, and enjoy.