Hit-the-Spot Lemon Water

Soak lemons and fresh herbs in water for a perfect low calorie summer drink.

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Makes:
6 servings
Prep:
15 mins
Chill:
1 hr to 8 hrs
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Hit-the-Spot Lemon Water

Ingredients
4
lemons, sliced
1 1/2
cups firmly packed fresh mint or basil leaves
6
cups bottled water or tap water
6
cups ice cubes
 
Fresh mint or basil sprigs

Directions

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

Nutrition Facts

(Hit-the-Spot Lemon Water)
    Per serving:
  • 11 kcal cal.,
  • 0 g fat
  • (0 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 0 g monounsatured fat),
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 8 mg sodium,
  • 4 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 1 g sugar,
  • 0 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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