I think cucumbers are the ultimate in “refreshing.” Mix them with lemons and some zesty cilantro leaves, and you’ve got the makings for a fresh and fabulous infused water. Lemon, Cucumber & Cilantro Infused Water is a flavorful way to stay hydrated.
We all know we should be drinking plenty of water. Some of us are good about getting enough, and others like myself (and I’m talking to you, Mom!) need a gentle reminder. With a pitcher of Lemon, Cucumber & Cilantro Infused Water within reach, you’ll find yourself filling your glass more often than not, and that’s a good thing!
I feel a little silly writing up a recipe for… water. However, before I decided to post this, I checked in with a few people I know and asked what they thought about this as a recipe. They all said they’ve had infused water – think hotel lobbies and spas – but don’t think to make it at home. They also said they love how pretty and refreshing it is.
Well then, here you have it: a recipe for water. Infused water. Lemon, Cucumber & Cilantro Infused Water, to be more precise.
I made a half-gallon of this water and it didn’t last long. Think of your fruity options! You can combine pretty much any fruit with any herbs (or no herbs) with filtered or sparkling water to create a simple, refreshing drink.
Use organic fruits and herbs if you can, and don’t forget to wash them thoroughly before using them. I peel the cucumber first because I think the skin adds a bit of bitterness after it sits in the water for a while. Bruise the cilantro leaves with the back of a wooden spoon, add the remaining ingredients and enjoy.
Some infused waters need to sit a while for the flavors to blend, but I find this version is delicious immediately. Keep refrigerated and enjoy this water within a day or so.
Stay hydrated with a fabulous drink like Lemon, Cucumber & Cilantro Infused Water.
Lemon, Cucumber & Cilantro Infused Water is a refreshing way to stay hydrated!
- 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves
- 1-2 lemons, sliced into rounds and seeds removed
- 1 small cucumber, peeled and sliced into rounds
- Half-gallon (8 cups) filtered water
- Add the cilantro leaves to a pitcher and use the back of a wooden spoon to bruise them lightly.
- Add the lemon and cucumber slices to the pitcher, followed by the water. Stir to combine.
- Keep unused portion refrigerated and enjoy within a day or so.
Try to used organic fruits and herbs for this recipe. I peel the cucumber before slicing and using it for this drink. Refrigerate any unused amount, and enjoy within a day or so.