cucumber water

18 Aug

Today I made something fairly mundane, but also totally refreshing: cucumber water!

One of the girls I go to school with keeps bringing in these jugs of water filled with bright green cucumber slices and every time she brings one in I get thirsty just looking at it.

It’s hard for me to drink just plain old water – I always feel like I’m missing out on flavor, on taste, and on carbonation. This should solve two out of three of those problems, and hopefully get me drinking much more water.

Anyway, here is what I did:

I sliced 1 large cucumber (do not peel), and divided it into two little 1-qt jugs I have. Then I squeezed the juice out of half a lemon, and added half of that to each jug. I threw some fresh mint in, covered it all with ice-cold water, and put it in the fridge and let it sit overnight so that the water will really take on the flavor of that cucumber goodness.

Voila!

4 Responses to “cucumber water”

  1. j'aime August 18, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    yummmmmmmmmmm. so “squeezed out the lemon juice,” as in, did-not-put-in-water?

    • emimakes August 19, 2010 at 7:53 am #

      oh, squeezed juice out of lemon in-order-to-put-in-water. sorry for the lack of clarity, there.

  2. Zachary W August 18, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

    Aren’t taste and flavor kind of the same mechanism? You taste different flavors. Just pointing this out so you can eliminate a problem. Now you only have 2 things you dont like about drinking water. Try flavored seltzer’s. They often don’t have any sugar or any of that crap that soda has and that will solve both your problems with water.

    • emimakes August 19, 2010 at 7:52 am #

      Good point, Zach. 2 down, 1 to go. But flavored seltzers might just take me there. Usually I think seltzers are too bitter tasting, but I’ve liked some of the flavored waters I’ve had before, it’s just that I’m pretty sure they have tons of sugar in them, which kind of defeats the purpose.

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