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!
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 ¾ 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.
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!
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- 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.
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.