Lemon Water

Photograph by: Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014

Lemon water is refreshing on hot summer days, without having to consume all the sugar in lemonade. This beverage is easy to make, taking little time to prepare. And you can drink it all day, adding more water to the pitcher whenever it gets low. Refrigerated, you can use the same lemons for at least two or three days, making this recipe an economical one as well. You will not be buying bottled lemon water every day, leaving a smaller footprint.

Lemons pack a nutritional punch, as they contain a lot vitamin C and some folate. Plus, the water hydrates your body.

Be sure to rinse the lemons well before cutting, as you will be leaving the skins intact.

NOTE: Last year I bought a pitcher, with an insert for fruit, but an insert is not necessary to make this recipe. Any pitcher will do.


2-3 lemons



  1. Cut 2-3 lemons into chunks or slices, and place them into the pitcher.
  2. Fill pitcher half way with ice, then add water until full.
  3. Keep in the refrigerator.


  • Play around with the number of lemons for this recipe. Some people only like a mild lemony taste, while others prefer more prominent flavor.
  • Try adding a few slices of lime along with the lemon.
  • If you prefer a little sweetness, add honey.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve the lemon water with a grilled chicken salad.
  • This beverage would go well with sandwiches.

You may also enjoy:

Strawberry-Watermelon Water

Citrus Water



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Author:Shannon L. Buck

Hi all! My name is Shannon. I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters and a Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn in Bangor. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters and grandson. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres.


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