My husband and I went out to dinner the other day, and I noticed a jug of water on the hostess’s station with slices of lemon, cucumber, and mint floating in it. I had a small sample while we were waiting to be seated – it was so delicious, refreshing, and unlike anything I’d ever tried! I knew I had to get my hands on a recipe to recreate it. After a little online research, I decided to follow this recipe.
I thinly sliced a whole lemon and about half a cucumber, putting both in my 2 quart glass pitcher. I snipped three sizable sprigs of mint from the plant I have growing on my kitchen windowsill and tossed them in too. I filled the rest of the pitcher with cold, filtered water and put it into the fridge overnight. Sure, you could serve this right away, but I recommend giving the fruits & veggies ample time to infuse the water. The flavors will intensify the longer it sits.
I think this recipe is perfect for those who dislike drinking plain water (hi Mom!), or for those that simply need a change of pace from their usual summer lemonades, iced tea, lattes, etc. This infused water is flavorful, but not overpowering, and is essentially calorie free. I even enjoyed snacking on some of the cucumbers as I sipped glass after glass all weekend. Enjoy!