How to Make Cucumber Lemon Water

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Cucumber lemon water is so quick and easy to make, as well as being a super refreshing drink on a hot summer day. Pop in a few ice cubes for even more refreshing relief. It takes less than 5 minutes to make this recipe!

We love that this lemon cucumber water is full of detox ingredients, it has so much flavor when compared with plain old water.

cucumber lemon water in a pitcher

With a recommended daily water intake of around 15.5 and 11.5 glasses for men and women respectively, drinking lemon cucumber water makes it easier to consume enough water each day. As well as keeping you hydrated, there are plenty of other health benefits of cucumber water.

When entertaining we always serve water no matter what. This is the perfect drink to serve because it feels fancy and tastes so good and refreshing. However, it’s effortless to make but adds a special touch to the evening, especially when dining alfresco or for an evening of wine and cheese.

Infusing water is simple and can be done within minutes. Continuing for everything you need to know about making this refreshing drink!  

How to Make Cucumber Lemon Water

This is so simple to make but makes water refreshing and full of flavor. The full recipe is below, but here are the simple ingredients you’ll need:

Lemon – A citrus fruit that is a species of a small evergreen tree in the flowering plant family Rutaceae. They are acidic and have a sweet and sour flavor.

Cucumber – A widely-cultivated vine plant in the Cucurbitaceae family. They are low in calories but high in many important vitamins and minerals.

Filtered Water – Use cold filtered water to make cucumber lemon water.

You’ll simply slice the lemon and cucumber, then the sliced fruit into a pitcher of cold water.

sliced cucumbers and lemons

How to Store Cucumber Lemon Water

Keep cucumber and lemon water in the fridge for a crisp, refreshing flavor-packed taste. Although you can certainly store individual cups, water is better when stored in a jug or water bottle.

Tips for Making Cucumber Lemon Water 

While there aren’t really any wrong ways to make tasty lemon cucumber water, there are certainly better ways than others.

Although plain tap water is okay, as with any detox tea or drink, fresh spa water, or mineral water, is better.

While most drink recipes list using regular cucumber slices, an English cucumber works too; both have a high water content, but your drink may taste a little sweeter.

Essentially, fresh ingredients are best and organic cucumbers enhance the healthiness of your drink.

Similarly, always use fresh lemons. Keep in mind that it’s easier to slice a large lemon than a small one. Plus, you get more lemon in your drink!

Once you’ve discovered the delight of adding sliced lemon and slices of cucumber to your water, you can also try enhancing the flavor (and health benefits!) with the addition of extra fresh herbs and ingredients.

You might try, for example:

  • Thin slices of ginger
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Fresh berries
  • Slices of lime
  • A sprinkle of turmeric
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon
  • A teaspoon of honey

Start enjoying the benefits and taste of cucumber lemon water without delay!  

Fun Ice Cubes   

If you’re making cucumber water for a special event, jazz it up with some festive ice cubes! Fill glasses with blue, pink, or even edible floral ice cubes to make the water fun and festive.


adding sliced lemons into water

Cucumber Lemon Mint Water

It’s easy to make cucumber lemon mint water by simply adding fresh mint into the water to infuse it with the fruits. Mint leaves have a fresh, aromatic, sweet flavor and a cool aftertaste.

Add 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves into the water to make cucumber lemon mint water.

You can grow your own herbs year-round too!

Pouring lemon cucumber water into a glass with ice.

When to Serve Cucumber Lemon Water

This water is perfect to keep in your fridge for everyday drinking or for any of these special occasions:


Pool Party 

Beach Bonfire 

Birthday Party it’s also perfect for a last-minute birthday party!

Carnival Party

Garden Party 

Tropical Party

Spa Party

Baby and Bridal Showers

Outdoor Movie Night

You can also serve this on the side if you’re having a garden cocktail bar, spritzer bar, mojito bar or lemonade stand.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Benefits of Cucumber and Lemon Water?

Great detox water recipes are packed with antioxidants that can delay, prevent or reverse cell damage caused by free radicals and toxic substances.

Cucumber is loaded with nutrients, so makes for a perfect drink for anyone hoping for clearer skin and a healthy complexion. The combination of pantothenic acid, or vitamin B-5, antioxidants, and silica is ideal for maintaining healthy skin.

Silica is also great for muscle health, making cucumber lemon water a great substitute for sugar- or caffeine-laden sports drinks.

Vitamin K, found in cucumbers, helps to support bone health, while the dietary flavonoid fisetin has been shown to boost brain health.

A glass of cucumber lemon water.

Drinking cucumber detox water is a great way to lower blood pressure. Cucumbers are a good source of potassium, which helps the body to get rid of excess sodium, which is a major contributor to high blood pressure.

Lemon juice is full of vitamin C, which can boost the immune system and help the digestive system, as well as add to the great flavor of infused water recipes.

Lemons can also help keep your breath fresh and support liver health, particularly important if you’ve had too much of a good time recently!

The citric acid in lemons can help to reduce the risk of kidney stones.

Some research suggests that cucumber lemon water, loaded with natural ingredients, can boost energy levels, particularly when enjoyed early in the morning.

Throughout the day it can also sustain your activity level in a healthier way than the buzz and crash created by sugary sodas and junk food.

There are many benefits of detox water when incorporated into your daily routine alongside healthy eating.           

Lemon cucumber water in a pitcher.

Does Cucumber and Lemon Water Help You Lose Weight?

Evidence suggests that not only is cucumber and lemon water a terrific detox drink, but the healthy drink can also support weight loss when enjoyed as part of a healthy lifestyle on a daily basis.

We all know that drinking lots of water is good for us. But plain water can be boring, tempting us to reach for sugary drinks.

Soft drinks can be loaded with hidden calories, making weight loss difficult. Adding fresh flavors to your glasses of water is the best way to resist the urge to gulp down something unhealthy. The best part? Our cucumber water recipe is low-calorie.

And another good thing? Cucumber lemon water fits various diets and lifestyles, from keto and vegan to gluten-free and paleo.     

Enjoying the extra flavor is also an ideal way to drink as much water as you should. This keeps you hydrated, which can reduce hunger pangs. Often, dehydration is confused with hunger, so staying hydrated is an easy way to achieve a flat belly.

Next time you’re hungry, try drinking cold water infused with fresh ingredients before reaching for a snack.

lemon and cucumber water.

Does the Flavor Improve Over Time?

While you can definitely enjoy cucumber and lemon water immediately, the flavor improves after the cucumber and fresh fruit have had time to steep in the water.

Aim to prepare a large pitcher to rest in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before drinking. If you just can’t wait, an hour is fine too. 

How Long Does Cucumber Lemon Water Last?

When refrigerated, your delicious cucumber lemon water should last for around a day.

Although sliced cucumbers and lemon slices will last in water for around two days, your drink may start to taste bitter after a day. 

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If you love this simple drink, try any of these! All refreshing and perfect year-round.

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This recipe is also vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.

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a glass of cucumber lemon water

Cucumber Lemon Water

Cucumber lemon water is so quick and easy to make, as well as being a super refreshing drink on a hot summer day. Pop in a few ice cubes for even more refreshing relief.
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Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 11kcal
Author: Eden


  • 3/4 cucumber, sliced
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 8 cups water, more or less depending on the size of your pitcher


  • Wash the lemons and cucumbers.
  • Thinly slice the lemons and cucumbers.
    thinly sliced cucumbers and lemons
  • Fill a pitcher with cold water.
    filling pitcher with cold water
  • Add in the sliced lemons and cucumbers.
    adding sliced lemons into water
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes or more for ultimate flavor.
    cucumber lemon water in a pitcher
  • Serve in a glass over ice.
    pouring lemon cucumber water into a glass with ice


Add more or less water to this recipe depending on the size of the pitcher. 
You can refill with cold water, using the same fruit during an event or dinner. 
Use the recipe as a guide and add your own twist to it. Add more or fewer lemons and cucumbers depending on how you like it. 
Add fresh mint for cucumber lemon mint water.


Calories: 11kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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3 thoughts on “How to Make Cucumber Lemon Water”

  1. 5 stars
    Ok, I’m hooked. I saw this recipe and knew I had to try it. So I did and now I have to have it every day. Haha! Thank you. Now I drink more water than ever!

  2. 5 stars
    There’s just something about this water that makes it so refreshing and easier to drink than just plain. We like adding strawberries or raspberries to ours sometimes as well.


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