Hit-the-Spot Lemon Water


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

Hit-the-Spot Lemon Water
Photo: Colleen Duffley
Prep Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 4 lemons, sliced

  • 1 ½ cup firmly packed fresh mint or basil leaves

  • 6 - 8 cup bottled water or tap water

  • 6 - 8 cup ice cubes

  • Fresh mint or basil sprigs


  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 (per serving)

11 Calories
4g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 11
% Daily Value *
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Vitamin C 20.1mg 101%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 53mg 1%
Folate, total 4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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