Cucumber water is pretty simple to put together and literally consists of two simple ingredients but it’s a great way to increase your water intake. It also goes really well with breakfast, like our Steak and Eggs Recipe, for instance.
Don’t forget to try my Detox Water too!
Cucumber water is one of those things that reminds me of either going to a spa with Karlynn or a hotel lobby. It brings to mind the big jugs of cucumber water the kids always run to when we first check into a hotel after a long road trip – and I get it, it’s refreshing stuff! This is obviously not a complex recipe but it is one I wanted to get up for those of you looking for a way to increase your water intake and add a bit of flavor at the same time.
How to Prepare Cucumber Water
Believe it or not, there are numerous ways you can make this but I feel like the method we’ve used is one of the best ways to get the most cucumber flavour into the water. While you could just slice and drop your cucumber into a pitcher and be done with it, if you slice the cucumber into ribbons using either a potato peeler or a sharp knife, you get more surface area of cucumber which infuses better and, the other benefit, is that it looks nice in the drink (though that’s only usually important if someone else is enjoying it with you!).
What I like to do is take a potato peeler and peel off one side of the cucumber first and then keep going (while applying just enough force to create ribbons but not enough to squish the cucumber insides). This makes nice long ribbons you can drop into your pitcher (like you see in our pics).
Then top the pitcher with ice, give it a stir and serve.
How Long Does Cucumber Water Last
I wouldn’t push the Cucumber water past probably 3-4 days in the refrigerator. The longer you leave it in the fridge, the more cucumber will be infused into the water and it could start to get a bit slimy after 3 days or so. Ideally, since it’s pretty easy to make, I’d recommend just making it in the morning and making it your goal to finish it before the end the evening. This is a great way to boost your water intake which, I’ll admit, is something I for sure need to do and it guarantees you a nice refreshing drink throughout the day.
Hope you enjoy!
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- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 8-10 cucumber ribbons
- 8 cups water
- In a large pitcher, add 8 cups of water.
- Drop 8-10 cucumber ribbons into the water. You can cut these in a number of ways, we used a potato peeler to do the job and it worked well but can get a bit messy.
- Fill with ice.
- Pour into glasses as needed and serve.
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
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I drink way too much pop. I fully admit that. I have a huge water bottle that holds the amount of water you are supposed to drink in a day, so she’s a big girl. I made this cucumber water in her and I was so impressed because I started not only finishing the whole bottle on most days, but also making a second one, probably due to the crazy heat we’ve had. Totally recommend if you have a hard time getting the water intake you need in.
I’ve only tried cucumber water once, but it was the most refreshing drink I’ve ever had! How long does it take for the flavour to infuse?
Mike Johnston says
It’s pretty quick actually, within an hour it’s already pretty strong because of the strips. A lot of the times it’s made with slices which don’t infuse as Quickly. Because we are using long strips, it infuses quite fast