Lemon Water

5 from 9 votes
Jump to RecipePinSave to Favorites

Site Index Lemon Lemon juice

This post may contain affiliate links. See my privacy policy for details.

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

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
Lemon Water

Lemon Water

Lemon water, like Cucumber Water, is one of those things that 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 travellers after a long drive and our kids would always race for it when arriving at a new hotel. It’s a great way to up your water intake by adding a bit of natural flavour, without a pile of sugar, so definitely something to keep in your repertoire.

How to Prepare Lemon Water

The easiest way to prepare lemon water is to slice to 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, give it a stir 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 3 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 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!

Pin This to Your Drinks / Breakfast Boards and Remember to Follow Me On Pinterest!

Lemon Water Pin

Enter your email to get this recipe emailed to you, so you don’t lose it and get new recipes daily!

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
Karlynn Johnston


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


  • 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.

Made this recipe?

Share a photo of what you made on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @thekitchenmagpie or hashtag it #thekitchenmagpie.

Please rate this recipe in the comments below to help out your fellow cooks!

Learn to cook like the Kitchen Magpie

A Very Prairie Christmas Bakebook

Cookies, Candies, Cakes & More: Vintage Baking to Celebrate the Festive Season!

Learn More

a copy of Flapper Pie cook book

Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky

A Modern Baker’s Guide to Old-Fashioned Desserts

Learn More

The Prairie Table

Suppers, Potlucks & Socials: Crowd-Pleasing Recipes to Bring People Together

Learn More

Mr. Kitchen Magpie

Hey everyone! I'm Mike (Mr. Kitchen Magpie). When I'm not sharing cocktail recipes here and on my Instagram (@mrkitchenmagpie), I'm enjoying a nice bottle of scotch in a vintage glass from my barware collection.

Learn more about me

Site Index Lemon Lemon juice

Reader Interactions

Leave a Comment or Recipe Tip

Recipe Rating