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Cucumber Water Recipe

Looking for the ultimate infused water recipe? This cucumber water recipe is the answer! Learn how to make cucumber water with the perfect water to cucumber ratio so you can enjoy spa water at home, every day!

cucumber water recipe in a small glass.cucumber water recipe in a small glass.

I’ll be honest, a part of me felt silly for sharing this recipe. I brought it up with my husband and he did not understand why. When I asked him how to make cucumber water he was genuinely perplexed. It made me realize that while the ingredients in cucumber water may be simple, the ratios and proportions are not!

There’s also the fact that cucumber water can easily be customized for different add-ons and also brings up some questions like, how long does cucumber water last? So even thought I may know how to make cucumber water, not everyone does and that’s 100% okay! Allow me to teach you my go-to cucumber water recipe with all the tips and tricks you need to know to make your own spa water at home.

Health Benefits of Cucumber Water

Infused water has many health benefits but cucumber water in particular is fantastic. Here are a few reasons to consider adding cucumber to your beverages.

  1. It’s good for your bone health– Cucumber is a fantastic source of Vitamin K which helps support calcium in keeping your bones healthy and strong.
  2. It’s high in silica – silica is a trace mineral that benefits your body in so many ways. From your connective tissue to skin health, silica and other trace minerals are abundant in cucumber water.
  3. It’s a great source of antioxidants – Cucumber is chock full of antioxidant flavonoids. Antioxidants helps to remove free radicals from the body. Cucumbers contains high levels of manganese, fisetin and beta-carotene and is also a fantastic source of Vitamin C.
  4. It helps support brain health – the antioxidant fisetin found in high levels in cucumbers had been found to stop memory loss that accompanies Alzheimer’s disease in mice (source).
  5. It can help lower blood pressure – cucumbers are high in so many nutrients including potassium. High levels of potassium help your body eliminate the excess sodium that can contribute to high blood pressure.
  6. It encourages hydration – drinking plain water is the source of hydration but if adding flavor to your water causes you to drink more of it (rather than juice, sugary sodas or sports drinks) you are certainly getting the benefits of increased water intake.

Which Type of Cucumber to Use?

Any type of cucumber will work in this recipe. The most common types of cucumber you will find at the grocery store are:

Standard slicing cucumbers – this is my personal favorite sliced cucumber for cucumber water. I find the flavor is a little more mellow and not quite as bitter. They do often have seeds so if you don’t want any seeds in your water you can use English cucumbers.

English cucumbers – these tend to be thinner and seedless. I find the skin a little bitter but honestly it’s just a preference thing!

Persian cucumbers – these are the mini cucumbers you find often packaged together. While you can certainly use these, I find they pack less punch and prefer to use standard slicing cucumber or English cucumbers.

cucumber water in a small clear glass.cucumber water in a small clear glass.

How to Make Cucumber Water

Making cucumber water couldn’t be easier! All you need is water, cucumber slices and large pitcher.

My go-to recipe is as follows:

Recipe: 1/2 slicing cucumber (roughly 1 cup of sliced cucumbers) to 1 liter of water.

Add both your water and cucumber to a large pitcher. Use a wooden spoon to muddle together. Feel free to add any add-ons, as desired (listed below)

Add-Ons for Cucumber Water

This cucumber water recipe tastes delicious on its own, but there are some things you can add to it to change up or add to the flavor. Here are some ideas:

Use fruit – from lime and lemon slices to berries, adding fruit to your cucumber water can bring the sweetness to balance our the savory cucumber. Looking to re-create spa water? Cucumber lemon water is the way to go! Just add a 1/4 cup of sliced lemon to your cucumber water recipe.

Add herbs – fresh mint leaves, basil and rosemary all taste delicious. Not that fresh herbs tend to get a little soggy faster so plan to drink this water within the day.

Use sparkling water – Yes, you can use sparkling water! Feel free to replace bubbles in equal amounts to regular (non-bubbly) water.

spa water in a large pitcher.spa water in a large pitcher.

How Long does Cucumber Water Last?

Store your cucumber water in the fridge for 24 hours. Your cucumbers will get soggy over time so it’s been enjoyed within 12 hours. Dump water and make a fresh batch if your water starts to smell a little funky.

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Cucumber Water Recipe

cucumber water in a glass with ice.cucumber water in a glass with ice.

Looking for the ultimate infused water recipe? This cucumber water recipe is the answer! Learn how to make cucumber water with the perfect water to cucumber ratio so you can enjoy spa water at home, every day!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Mix
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • 1/2 slicing cucumber, cut into 1/8 inch slices (roughly 1 cup)
  • 1 liter water
  • Add-ons: See ideas above. Use roughly 1/4 cup of add-ons.

  1. Add all ingredients to a large pitcher.
  2. Store in fridge for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to infuse.
  3. Enjoy within 24 hours or less.
  4. Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

Keywords: cucumber water, cucumber water recipe, how to make cucumber water, spa water


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