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

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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 1% DV; carbohydrates 2.4g 1% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 7.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2016
I have tried other flavored waters before most of them usually included mint, grapefruit, orange, cucumber, etc., I really enjoyed how beautiful this flavored water was, and it was quite refreshing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2016
I have tried other flavored waters before most of them usually included mint, grapefruit, orange, cucumber, etc., I really enjoyed how beautiful this flavored water was, and it was quite refreshing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2017
yes I will make it again..I added peachess Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2016
Really refreshing and healthy!!!...It makes me think of summer!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2016
Loved it. Will make again and again even if not exact to the recipe you can put what you have on hand in a pitcher and enjoy! Very easy. Read More