This bright, fresh cucumber lemon ginger water is perfect for hot summer days when you need to stay hydrated, or cold winter days when you think less about your water intake! The delicious flavor combination will encourage you to drink more water all year round.
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Why You'll Love This Lemon Cucumber and Ginger Water
If you struggle with drinking enough water, creating flavorful fruit water can encourage you to keep your refilling your glass.
This lemon ginger cucumber water has a super refreshing flavor combination, with bright, fresh lemon slices, cooling cucumber slices, and somewhat spicy, fragrant slices of ginger.
This lively, tasty, and visually appealing ginger and cucumber water is perfect for any time your regular water just seems a bit too dull.
I like to make a pitcher first thing in the morning and have it available all day long as I'm working. Then I just refill the pitcher as needed!
This cucumber and lemon water is also fantastic for guests. Try serving this water with any meal to impress your friends and family.
What You'll Need for Ginger Lemon Cucumber Water
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- Cucumber It doesn't really matter what type of cucumber you choose. I used an English cucumber here but Persian cucumbers would work too.
- Lemon Seedless lemons are great here, but you can also remove the seeds yourself. If you choose a Meyer lemon, this will provide a slightly sweeter flavor. I do not recommend lemon juice that comes from a container.
- Fresh Ginger There is no need to peel your ginger (whew!) Just slice the ginger and let it sit with the sliced lemon and cucumber to infuse the water with their flavor.
- Water You can use regular, purified water here or try sparkling water!
How to Make Cucumber Lemon Ginger Water
Step 1 Slice the lemon, cucumber, and ginger.
Step 2 Add them to a glass pitcher of room temperature or cold water and muddle a bit. Let infuse for at least 30 minutes or so. Serve or store for later use.
For a spicier twist on the classic cucumber water with lemon and ginger, add a few slices of jalapeño. This is a favorite in our house
Add fresh herbs to the water, like mint or basil, for added fresh flavor.
Sparkling water can be used in place of still water.
Switch up your citrus by using limes, oranges, or even grapefruit in this water.
You can infuse the water with just about any citrus, fresh herbs, and ginger for a refreshing drink!
How to Store
Fridge This water is best stored in a pitcher in the fridge so the lemon, cucumber, and ginger-infused water continue to impart their flavor into the water.
You can also pour it into smaller batches in water bottles. Once made, any fruit-infused water can store for 3 days safely in the fridge. If it is unrefrigerated, it will last for 1 day.
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Freezer If you'd like, freeze your citrus in the freezer overnight and use in your water like ice cubes. They will thaw slowly in the fridge.
You can also freeze the water itself. I recommend straining the infused water and freezing in popsicle molds or ice cube trays. Once frozen, move to a sealable plastic or silicone bag.
For the best flavor, use frozen infused water within 3-4 weeks.
How to Serve Lemon Cucumber Ginger Water
This water can be enjoyed with so many different foods, from heavier winter to lighter summer meals. Here are some suggestions:
Try it alongside some Roasted Cherry Tomatoes on the Vine on a charcuterie board or cheese plate for brunch with friends.
Pour a glass to have with Chicken Pastina Soup to feel warmed and hydrated.
Serve it as your drink of choice with Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Crema or Carne Asada! It's also great with this Marinated Asado Chicken and Sautéed Lemon Zucchini. Perfect for a summer get-together.
More Flavored Water Recipes
If you're looking for more fruit-infused waters, try these:
Cucumber Lemon Ginger Water
- 1 pitcher filtered cold water about 5 cups, still or sparkling
- 1 lemon seeds removed
- 1 cucumber small, or ½ large
- 2 inches fresh ginger
- ice cubes optional
- Cut your cucumber, ginger, and lemon into slices. Remove the seeds from the lemon. Peel the ginger if you'd like.
- Add to a pitcher of cold water.
- Use a muddler or wooden spoon to mash the solid pieces a bit to better infuse their flavor.
- Chill and infuse for a few hours for a stronger flavor, or serve right away for a lighter one.
- Feel free to experiment with different citrus fruit.
- Try adding fresh herbs like basil or mint.
- Add as much of these ingredients as you like for a stronger taste of any one flavor.
- Fridge This stores in the refrigerator safely for 3 days. It stores at room temperature for 1 day.
- Freezer If you'd like, freeze your citrus in the freezer overnight and use in your water like ice cubes. They will thaw slowly in the fridge. You can also freeze the water itself. I recommend straining the infused water and freezing in popsicle molds or ice cube trays. Once frozen, move to a sealable plastic or silicone bag.
- For the best flavor, use frozen infused water within 3-4 weeks.