Hit-the-Spot Lemon Water

Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Source: Better Homes and Gardens I love serving water this way, refreshing!!! Great for the holidays!!! Enjoy!!! You can chill from 1 to 8 hours, I like 8 hours

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place lemon slices in a large pitcher.
  2. Carefully rub the 1-1/2 cups mint leaves between the palms of your hands to slightly bruise the leaves.
  3. Add to the pitcher with lemon.
  4. Pour in water.
  5. Cover and chill for 1 to 8 hours.
  6. Strain lemon-water mixture.
  7. Discard herbs.
  8. Divide lemon slices and additional fresh mint or basil sprigs equally among 6 to 8 tall glasses or pint-sized canning jars.
  9. For each serving, add 1 cup of ice cubes; fill with the lemon water.


Most Helpful

4 1/4 stars. This is good but was a bit too bitter from the lemon skins. I liked the mint flavour.

UmmBinat July 02, 2010

I was looking for something cooling and refreshing for this 90+ weather and this was the perfect solution. It's so much more refreshing than soda pop and absolutely no trouble to make. I had some limes that I bought for something else that didn't get made so I used the 6 of them along with mint. I made it up in the morning and it was wonderful at dinner with cold ham and cheese sandwiches and cole slaw. Lots of lime taste with a lovely mint zip.

Annacia July 24, 2007

This is really nice with the mint. I would not recommend using tap water. Get a good bottled spring water.

Countrywife February 23, 2005

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