How to Make Lemon-Infused Water

Updated February 21, 2017

Lemon-infused water is light, refreshing and healthful. Besides quenching your thirst with a bright, citrus flavour, you'll get all the benefits of drinking water. Lemon water aids digestion and helps eliminate gas from the body. You don't have to buy expensive bottled waters to enjoy the benefits of this lightly acidic drink. Make your own refreshing lemon-infused water with fruit from your own pantry.

Rinse a lemon under cool water. Remove any produce stickers. Dry the lemon with a clean kitchen towel.

Roll the lemon on a cutting board, pressing down slightly. This will loosen up the juices inside the lemon. Cut the lemon, making 1/3- to 1/2-inch slices.

Place one lemon slice in a pitcher for every 177ml of distilled water you plan to infuse. Add the water to the pitcher. Stir with a long-handled spoon.

Chill the water at least four fours. Refrigerating the lemon water overnight will make the flavour more intense. Remove the lemon slices and serve.


Try lime or orange slices for a stronger citrus flavour.

Things You'll Need

  • Lemon
  • Kitchen towel
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Distilled water
  • Glass pitcher
  • Long-handled spoon
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