On hot days, this Cucumber Lemon Infused Water is so refreshing and hydrating. You only need two ingredients for this easy spa water recipe.

mason jar with lemon and cucumber slices floating in water

You’ve probably heard a million times that it’s important to stay hydrated. The Mayo Clinic has a great article about why drinking water is important, and notes that two good indicators that you are not hydrated enough are if you often feel thirsty and if your urine is a dark amber color (although some supplements can artificially change the color of urine).

With warmer weather here and warmer weather on the way, now is a good time to get into the habit of drinking water.

ball jar with water and sliced lemons and cucumbers

Recipe Steps

This super simple Cucumber Water Recipe is an infused water that tastes like you’re at the spa! It’s such an easy recipe that you can make at home in just minutes.

Step One

To start, you just need to slice about 1/2 of an English cucumber and 1/2 of a lemon. I like to make the slices fairly thin, to expose as much of the surface of the fruits to the water.

sliced lemon and cucumbers

Step Two

Next, place the sliced cucumber and lemon in a jar or pitcher. Cover with water.

jar of water with sliced lemons and cucumbers

Step Three

Cover the jar or pitcher with a lid and refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Serve your infused water chilled.

small jar of cucumber infused water

I hope you love this simple healthy infused water recipe as much as I do. Stay cool!


I don’t have lemon; can I use lime slices instead?

Yes, absolutely.

Can I refill the jar more than once?

You can refill the jar one time if you want to, but the water won’t be as strongly flavored as the first time.

What other combinations of fruit can I use?

You can get really creative. Cucumber goes well with almost any other fruit, especially berries. You can also use fresh herbs like mint.

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Here is the printable recipe:


Cucumber Lemon Infused Water

small jar of water with sliced cucumber and lemons

On hot days, this Cucumber Lemon Infused Water is so refreshing and hydrating. You only need two ingredients for this easy spa water recipe. 

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Refrigerator
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Low Calorie


  • ½ English cucumber, sliced thinly
  • ½ lemon, sliced thinly
  • 16 ounces filtered water


  1. In a large jar or pitcher, combine the cucumber slices, lemon slices, and filtered water.
  2. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Serve cold.


The water will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Keywords: cucumber infused water, lemon cucumber water, spa detox water

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