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Lemon Water

Lemon Water is a simple way to liven up the flavour of your water and give yourself a refreshing drink to enjoy.

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Lemon Water is a simple way to liven up your water’s flavor and give yourself a refreshing drink to enjoy. It’s easy to make, with just two simple ingredients, and if you are a lemon lover like me, delicious!

Do you love simple drinks? Try my Cucumber Water and Detox Water too!

Lemon Water on the counter in two glasses with a pitcher in the background

What is Lemon Water?

Lemon water, like Cucumber Water, reminds me of travel and hotels. It’s not uncommon to find a big jug of lemon water sitting by the front desk for thirsty travelers after a long drive, and our kids would always race for it when arriving at a new hotel. Lemon water is a great way to up your water intake by adding a bit of natural flavor without a pile of sugar, so it’s definitely something to keep in your repertoire.

How to Prepare Lemon Water

The easiest way to prepare lemon water is to slice. First, wash a lemon (you’ll be dropping lemon slices into your pitcher or glass, so I recommend making sure the rind is clean first). Then, slice the lemon into 6-8 slices and set aside. Next, cut a second lemon in half and juice it using a handy juicer. Make sure you remove any seeds that make it into the lemon juice.

Now fill up a pitcher of water about 3/4 of the way full and drop your 6-8 lemon slices into it. Pour the juice from the half lemon you juiced into the water as well. Give it a light stir.

Then top the pitcher with ice, stir it, and serve.

Lemon Water

How Long Does Lemon Water Last

I wouldn’t push the lemon water past probably 3-4 days in the refrigerator. The longer you leave it in the fridge, the more lemon will be infused into the water, and after about three days or so, it simply won’t taste as good. 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 of 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.

I hope you enjoy it!

Lemon Water

Lemon Water is a simple way to liven up the flavour of your water and give yourself a refreshing drink to enjoy.
5 from 9 votes
Lemon Water on the counter in two glasses with a pitcher in the background
Prep Time
5 minutes
Course
Breakfast
Cuisine
American
Servings
12
Calories
2
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 6-8 slices lemon
  • 8-10 cups water

Instructions
 

  • Juice half a lemon and add it to a pitcher filled with 8-10 cups of water.
  • Drop 6-8 lemon slices into the pitcher as well.
  • Fill remaining with ice.
  • Pour into glasses and serve.

Recipe Notes

Increase or decrease the amount of lemon as desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 2kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 11mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1mg

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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