This Sparkling Cucumber Water is not only super refreshing and a great way to hydrate, but it will make you think you are at a luxury spa. Sparkling water, slices of juicy cucumber and lemon and sprigs of mint are all you need for this refreshing drink.
We love infused water. Why drink a glass of plain water when you have infuse it with fruit and fresh herbs - it makes it so much easier to drink. Anything that encourages us to stay hydrated gets a big thumbs up from us. It's light, crisp and fizzy. Everything we could want from a refreshing drink.
Why you will love it
- Super refreshing
- Ready in 2 minutes
- A great alternative to fizzy drinks
- Encourages you to drink more water
Step by step
One: Put all the ingredients into a large jug, chill and serve.
Health benefits of cucumber water
I am not going to make any health claims about it being a "detox drink" or anything like that, because they don't actually exist. However, this water tastes great and makes it far easier to drink more water and stay hydrated, so that's always a good thing.
If you are trying to cut back on sugary fizzy drinks or juice, then this is a great way to do it, rather than just swapping for plain water. I fid that drinking more water is great for my skin.
Did you also know that cucumber is a good source of vitamins A, B6, C and K, as well as potassium, calcium and magnesium.
What cucumbers to use
English cucumbers work best for this recipe (the long and thin ones that you will find in most supermarkets). However, you could also use Persian or Kirby Cucumbers in this, which is what we have used in the past when we had an abundance from growing them.
How long does it keep for?
Well, it never lasts very long in our house as we can get through a big jug in a day. However, you could keep a jug of this in the fridge for 3-4 days, but change the cucumber slices every 12 hours or so, as they will lose their flavour after that and the cucumber starts to break up.
• Add some slices of watermelon for extra flavour and juiciness.
• You don't have to use sparkling water, and you could just use tap water instead.
• Try to chill the drink in the fridge for at least an hour to allow the flavours to really come together.
• You can keep this in the fridge for a couple of days, however replace the cucumber slices every 12 hours as they will lose their flavour after that.
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Sparkling Cucumber Water
- 1.5 litre (6 cups) Sparkling water
- 0.5 Cucumber - sliced
- 25 g (0.5 cups) Fresh mint
- 1 Lemon - sliced
- Put all the ingredients into a large jug.
- Chill and serve.
- Add some slices of watermelon for extra flavour and juiciness.
- You don't have to use sparkling water, and you could just use tap water instead.
- Try to chill the drink in the fridge for at least an hour to allow the flavours to really come together.
- You can keep this in the fridge for a couple of days, however replace the cucumber slices every 12 hours as they will lose their flavour after that.
This sounds SO refreshing!
That drink looks refreshing. It will definitely cool you down on a hot day!
This sounds so refreshing for summer! I love adding either lemon or cucumber to my water with an infuser so I'm sure I'd love this :)
Sounds like a very refreshing drink. Will have to try it. Thanks
I couldn't think of a more summery drink! This would be absolutely perfect for outdoor drinks on a hot summers day xxx
That looks so refreshing, I am definitely going to try it. Gorgeous photos too. Well done on your new column and I agree Readly is fab.
This is indeed a refreshing and delicious drink that is perfect for the hot weather.
I love the sound of Readly! It makes me sick to think of all the waste from the magazines that don't get recycled. Congrats on the magazine feature too - well deserved.
I really need help to drink more water. I just find it so boring, but I know I need to drink more. This will help I think.
Now this sounds like a lovely refreshing drink to have in the heat x
Minus the lemon (I dislike anything lemon flavoured) is sounds delicious. I'm addicted to fizzy drinks so this could be a much healthier option! I could try swapping the lemon for lime and see if that works :)
This looks so refreshing and perfect for summer. I could see myself on the patio with this.
Recipes like this help me drink more water! So refreshing and so good!
Tracy | Baking Mischief
What a neat app. It sounds super convenient, especially if you're traveling! And this fizz looks so good. We're having a heat wave here in Southern California too, so I could definitely go for some of this right about now!
Wow this is an awesome combination I must try.
Amanda | Chew Town
I am such a sucker for cucumber flavoured anything - there is something about the intense refreshing nature of cucumber that would be delicious in this fizz!