Cucumber Lemon Water

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Cucumber lemon water is not only refreshing, beautiful, and delicious but it also contains lots of nutritional benefits. This simple recipe can be made in minutes and is great to have on hand for a tasty drink.

Water is something we should be drinking on a daily basis but sometimes it’s fun to add a little color and taste like with this watermelon water and rainbow water.

Lemons and cucumber in pitcher of water


Infused water is one of my favorite things to make, especially when the weather starts to warm up. It really helps to cool you down and is super refreshing.

Sometimes I do struggle with drinking enough water throughout the day but when I know there is a beautiful and tasty pitcher of water with cucumber and lemon in the fridge, I am more likely to drink a big glass.

My kids also tend to want to drink more water when it’s infused. They love the taste and think it’s like having a special treat.

Ingredients for cucumber lemon water

  • Cucumber – For this recipe, I use an English cucumber because it has less seeds but any variety of cucumber will work. You don’t need to peel the cucumber, just make sure to slice thinly.
  • Lemon – This recipe calls for 2 but 1 large lemon will work.
  • Water – Filtered water is great to use but in a pinch, tap water works.

How to make cucumber lemon water

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  1. Prepare: Clean and thinly slice the lemon and cucumber.
  2. Mix: Add the lemon and cucumber to a pitcher. Lightly mash them to release the juices.
  3. Water: Pour water and ice into the pitcher. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
sliced cucumbers and lemon on plate, in a pitcher and covered with ice

Cucumber lemon water variations

You can add other things to infuse your water. A few favorites to try include:

Ginger – A few thin slices of ginger root adds a little spice and is great to help digestion.

Mint – Adds a hint of sweetness.

Watermelon – Adds beautiful color and flavor.

Citrus – Try adding more citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits.

Recipe tips

  • Make sure to clean off the lemons and cucumbers before adding them into the water.
  • Use quality water if possible.
  • When you are storing the water in the refrigerator, make sure to keep it covered.
  • You can also freeze cucumber and lemon slices to use in the water to act as ice cubes.

Does the flavor get stronger over time?

Yes, the longer the cucumber lemon water sits, the more the flavor will intensify. If I am going to serve it for a lunch or dinner, I try to make it at least an hour before so it has time to release the flavor.

Benefits of drinking cucumber lemon water

There are so many reasons to drink this water besides staying hydrated. To start, it has not artificial flavoring, color, or added sugar.

  • Lemon: Helps to alkalize the body. It’s also full of vitamin C which has great immune boosting properties.
  • Cucumber: Has anti-inflammatory properties and is great for re-hydration. It also is full of antioxidants like vitamin A and K, potassium, magnesium, and calcium.  

How much water should I drink a day?

I am not a health professional but it depends on factors like your height, weight, activity level, and goals. 64 ounces of water per day is an amount many experts suggest to be a good daily water intake goal.

If you are super active and sweat more than average, live in a hot climate, or sick, you might want to drink more.

How long does this cucumber water last?

This infused water lasts about 2 days in the refrigerator. After that, the cucumber starts to breakdown.

Glass with lemon, cucumber and water

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Lemons and cucumber in pitcher of water
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Cucumber Lemon Water

By Heather
This delicious cucumber lemon water can be made in minutes. Water infused with cucumber and lemon is the perfect drink to help rehydrate.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 8-10 cups filtered water or tap water
  • 2-3 cups ice


  • Slice cucumber and lemons into thin slices. Place in a large pitcher.
  • Using a masher or wooden spoon, press down on cucumber and lemon slices to release juices.
  • Add ice and water to pitcher. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator.


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Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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