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This is wonderfully refreshing and thirst-quenching homemade flavored water. Ideal and healthy alternative to bought soda drinks.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 liters
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cucumber, nectarine, lemon slices, lemon juice, lime slices, lime juice, ginger, and melissa leaves in a large pitcher; mash gently with a wooden spoon. Pour in water, stir, and refrigerate until flavors blend, 2 hours to overnight. Strain; serve over ice.

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Cook's Notes:

I prefer to use organic lemons and limes.

Melissa leaves can be substituted with fresh mint leaves; lime substituted with slices and juice of a red grapefruit; and nectarine substituted with peach, if desired.

If you like your water fizzy, add some sparkling mineral water as well.

Pitcher can be refilled with water 1 to 2 more times before it loses flavor. Keeps for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

8 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 2.4g; fat 0.1g; sodium 7.7mg. Full Nutrition
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