The combination of lemon and mint is incredibly refreshing, especially on a hot day. We’ve been making pitcher after pitcher of this spa water all summer long. But… even though the weather has been cooling a bit, we’re still making it all the time.
It took me awhile, but I finally wrote down the measurements for what we’ve been using. However I’d encourage you just to think of it as a place to start. I never actually measure my mint out to exactly 3 grams, instead I eyeball it. But it sure doesn’t hurt to measure at least once, and then you’ll have an idea of how much to put into future batches.
I’ve been a fan of putting lemon in my water for a long time, and you can read about the benefits in my 5 Reasons to Add Lemon to Your Water. But things have taken an interesting and flavorful turn with the addition of fresh herbs.
The full credit for the delicious addition of mint goes to my sister. She makes this in a large half gallon mason jar with a spigot. Then she adds ice cubes so that it can be left on the counter, and still be cold hours later. She says that it helps her remember to drink water when it tastes delicious, and it’s sitting right there on the counter in plain sight, (which I think is a great tip).
Making any type of spa water is really simple, just place the ingredients into a jar and fill with water. Depending on your combination of ingredients, spa waters usually benefit from a small amount of time in the fridge to let the flavors sink in.
Tip: My trick to having flavorful spa water right away is to lightly squeeze the sliced lemon and sprigs of mint before placing them into the container. This helps the ingredients release their flavor right away into the water.
- 1 lemon, 3 ounces
- 6 small sprigs of mint, 3 grams
- 6 cups of cold water
- Cut the ends off the lemon and thinly slice it.
- Place the lemon slices and mint sprigs into a pitcher, squeezing them if you want to drink the water right away.
- Pour the cold water over the top.
- Refrigerate for 1-2 days or drink right away.
This is only a guideline of a recipe, so feel free to increase or decrease the amounts of lemon and mint.