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Refreshing Cucumber Lemon Mint Water (Easy Recipe)

There’s no better way to quench your thirst than a glass of cucumber lemon mint water.

This flavorful infusion features the perfect blend of crisp cucumbers, fresh lemons, and refreshing mint leaves – hydration has never tasted so good!

A glass of cucumber lemon mint water with ice. Two more glasses in the background.

While we’ve explored the likes of cucumber, blueberry, and pineapple-flavored infused waters in previous posts, today I’m introducing a contender for your new favorite: cucumber lemon mint water!

Picture the cool, crisp essence of cucumber and the citrusy zing of lemon with a burst of minty fresh flavor in every sip.

The invigorating experience will make you wonder why you ever settled for plain water!

But it’s not just about the fantastic flavor.

This cucumber lemon mint water recipe also brings many potential benefits to the table, keeping you refreshed and feeling your best.

So, join me in raising a glass to your well-being, one sip of spa water at a time!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Here are some compelling reasons to try lemon cucumber and mint water:

  • Hydration boost. Adding natural flavor from cucumber, lemon, and mint encourages increased water intake, making it easier to stay hydrated.
  • Healthier option. It is a calorie and refined sugar-free alternative to sugary, high-calorie fruit juice, sodas, and commercial beverages.
  • Perfect for any occasion. Whether it’s a casual day at home, a workout session, or a social gathering, lemon cucumber water is a crowd-pleasing, Instagram-worthy beverage!

Ingredient Notes

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for lemon cucumber mint water, all of which are also conveniently listed in the recipe title 😉:

Ingredients for cucumber lemon mint infused water on marble background. The ingredients are labeled as follows: mint, lemon, cucumber, water.

Here is a brief overview of the ingredients:

  • Mint leaves – You can use spearmint or peppermint. Just keep in mind spearmint is often preferred for its mild, slightly sweet flavor, whereas peppermint is much more intense.
  • English cucumber – AKA hothouse or seedless cucumber. English cucumbers have thin, tender skin, fewer seeds, and the flavor is mild and slightly sweet compared to regular slicing cucumbers. Persian cucumbers, which are small, crisp, and seedless, also work well.
  • Lemon slices – Using fresh, ripe lemons ensures the best flavor. You can certainly use regular lemons (Eureka or Lisbon varieties), but Meyer lemons are sweeter, less acidic, and often considered the best-tasting lemon,
  • Water – Use pure, filtered water, if possible. It ensures a clean, refreshing taste without any impurities or off-flavors that tap water tends to have. Add a few ice cubes if desired.

How to Make Cucumber Lemon Mint Water

Here’s my failproof 4-step process:

Step 1. Muddle the mint.

Place the fresh mint leaves in a pitcher (or mason jar). Using a wooden spoon (or muddler), slightly mash the leaves (but not too much!) to release flavor.

Mint leaves in a pitcher being muddled with a wooden spoon.

Step 2. Combine the ingredients.

Add the lemon and cucumber slices to the pitcher, then pour in cold water.

Slices of cucumber and lemon in a pitcher.

Step 3. Chill the water.

Place the pitcher in the fridge to chill for at least one hour, or let it chill overnight.

Mint leaves, cucumber slices, lemon slices, and water in a pitcher standing on marble background.

Step 4. Serve.

Serve chilled from the fridge or over ice within 24 hours (or strain the solids if you want it to keep a little bit longer).

A glass of infused water with ice standing on a marble background.

Recipe Tips

Here are some tips to make the best cucumber, lemon, and mint-infused H2O:

  • The fresher, the better. Opt for fresh cucumbers, lemons, and mint (preferably organic) to maximize the flavor and aroma of your infused water.
  • Thoroughly wash everything. Even if using organic produce, washing the produce well and removing any surface impurities is very important.
  • Prep lemon/cucumber. I highly recommend taking a minute to remove the seeds from the lemon, as they can impart bitterness and throw off the water’s flavor. Trim the dark green end from the cucumber, which can also be bitter.
  • Don’t over-mash the mint. You want to bruise the mint leaves just enough to release their essential oil and intensify the minty flavor, but don’t go overboard. Pressing on the leaves a few times before adding the water should do it.
  • Adjust ingredient amounts. The ingredient amounts are flexible. You can adjust the quantity of cucumbers, lemons, and mint or add more or less water to make the flavor as concentrated as you like.
  • Strain before serving. If you prefer a smoother texture, strain the water before serving to remove pulp or herb particles.


Feel free to use this flavored water infusion as a customizable canvas. Here are some ideas:

  • Sparkling water. To make it bubbly, combine equal parts infused water and sparkling water.
  • Combine with other fruits. Add other fruits such as strawberries, watermelon, pineapple, kiwi, or peaches. Or try different citrus fruits like lime, orange, and grapefruit.
  • Fresh herbs. In addition to mint, you can use fresh lavender, basil, thyme, or rosemary. You can also add a slice of ginger for a little bit of zing.

A glass of infused water with ice garnished with mint. Another glass in the background.

Storing & Freezing

Storing: Fresh infused water is best consumed within the same 24 hours it is prepared, as the fruit will gradually become soggy as it stands. To help extend the shelf life, you can strain out the solids.

Freezing: After straining the solids, freeze this mint detox water in an ice cube tray and store the cubes in a freezer-safe bag. You can use them to chill your next glass of cucumber lemon water without diluting it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few related questions about making infused water:

Can you reuse the fresh ingredients in infused water?

You can often refill the pitcher with fresh water a couple of times before replacing the cucumbers, lemon, and mint for a second infusion. But use your best judgment. If the ingredients are starting to become soggy, toss them.

Can you add sweetener to infused water?

I don’t typically add sweeteners because I find this water perfect, but if you prefer a sweeter beverage, you can add a touch of honey or your favorite natural sweetener.

Is it OK to drink cucumber lemon water every day?

Yes, drinking this water daily is generally okay as part of a healthy hydration routine, but moderation is key. If you have any specific health concerns or conditions, it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional.

More Hydrating Drink Recipes

Here are a few healthy drink recipes for you to try:

Refreshing Cucumber Lemon Mint Water (Easy Recipe)

Refreshing Cucumber Lemon Mint Water (Easy Recipe)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This infused water recipe is made with simple ingredients. It's a great alternative to sugary drinks and is very easy to make. This refreshing drink is perfect for a hot summer day.


  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 5-6 lemon slices, seeds removed
  • 4-5 cups water
  • ice (optional)


  1. Place the mint leaves into a pitcher or Mason jar. Using a wooden spoon, slightly mash the leaves 3 to 4 times to release the flavor. Make sure not to mash too much.
  2. Add the lemon, cucumber slices, and water.
  3. Place into the fridge for at least one hour or overnight.
  4. Serve as is or over ice. Consume within 24 hours.


The ingredient amounts are flexible. You can adjust the quantity of cucumbers, lemons, and mint or add more or less water to make the flavor as concentrated as you like.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1/4 of recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 3Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 10mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

Nutrition facts provided on this website are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a qualified health care provider for personalized diet advice and make sure that each of the ingredients is allowed in your diet.

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