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Lemon Infused Water Recipes

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Making lemon infused water is a great way to quench your thrist, get more hydration, and add health benefits to your water. I love making infused water recipes all summer long with things we grow in our garden.

different bottles of infused water with lemons and herbs

Even the smallest changes in your routine can have a big impact on your health. If you add just 1 more glass of water per day into your diet, you can improve your health by quite a bit, so think what it will do if you add several. Many people don’t like to drink plain water, but infusing it with some herbs and fruit you enjoy will help you drink more and the herbs and fruit have added health benefits.

  • Lemon water aids in digestion
  • Helps you stay hydrated
  • Prevents oxidation with phytonutrients that protect your body against disease
  • If you replace sugary drinks with lemon water, you’ll lose weight
  • Supplies Vitamin C to protect from cell damage.
  • Prevents kidney stones with citric acid
  • Boost potassium that transports nutrients and regulates blood pressure

Ginger lemon infused water

The most popular lemon infused water I make is ginger lemon. People love the flavor of ginger with the lemon in the water.

Ginger Lemon infused water in bottles on the table
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Ginger Lemon Infused Water

Sweet and spicy hints in refreshing water.
Prep Time5 minutes
Infusion time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ginger lemon infused water, lemon infused water
Servings: 1
Author: Christina


  • 16 oz water
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • 2 thin slices of fresh ginger


  • Place all ingredients in a container.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 8-24 hours.

Basil infused water

My favorite herb to pair with lemon is blue spice basil. It’s this gorgeous basil that smells like bubble gum. It tastes super bitter, but when infused in water, the sweetness permeates the water instead of the bitterness. It’s amazing if you can find it. I grow it every year and I love it. If you want really great filtered water, check out a Berkey from Big Berkeys, I totally recommend using it for filtering your water for optimal health!


  • 16 oz water
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • 1 sprig with 8-10 leaves of blue spice basil (If you can’t get that and want to use basil, use 4 leaves of Genovese basil)


  • Place ingredients in a container
  • Cover and refrigerate for 8-24 hours
lemon infused water with blue spice basil in a bottle on the table

How long does lemon infused water last

Lemon infused water will last in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Infuse it for 8-24 hours and then remove the fruit and herbs so they don’t turn it bitter. I like to make it one day, drink it the next, and then refill it to re-infuse overnight. You can do this 3-4 times with the same fruit and herbs. I feel like that is less waste. Then you can eat the fruit or compost all of the ingredients.

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