Recipes and Cooking Hit-the-Spot Lemon Water 4.3 (20) Add your rating & review Soak lemons and fresh herbs in water for a perfect low calorie summer drink. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Colleen Duffley Prep Time: 15 mins Chill Time: 1 hrs Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 Directions 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. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 11 Calories 4g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.