Hit the Spot Lemon Water

Categorized as: Beverages
Makes 8 servings.


4 lemons, sliced
1½ cups firmly packed fresh mint or basil leaves
6 to 8 cups bottled water or tap water
6 to 8 cups ice cubes
Fresh mint or basil sprigs


1. Place lemon slices in a large pitcher. Carefully rub the 1½ cups mint leaves between the palms of your hands to slightly bruise the leaves. Add to the pitcher with lemon. Pour in water. Cover and chill for 1 to 8 hours.
2. Strain lemon-water mixture. Discard herbs. Divide lemon slices and additional fresh mint or basil sprigs equally among 6 to 8 tall glasses or pint-sized canning jars. For each serving, add 1 cup of ice cubes; fill with the lemon water.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Total Calories 11
Calories From Fat 0
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 8mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 0g

Additional comments:

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