Lemon water and straws in a jar and two lemons near it
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How To Make Lemon Water

Savour every bit of this antioxidant-rich weight loss-friendly beverage.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time3 mins
Passive Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 4 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: lemon water
Appliance: Refrigerator
Servings: 1 Glass


  • 1 lemon (organic preferable)
  • 1 glass water (boiled or cold)
  • 1/2 inch ginger root (optional)


Using Lemon Slices

  • Wash and cut the lemon into slices and discard the ends of the fruit.
  • Add the slices to a glass and pour the water on it. You can add grated or sliced ginger to it to give it a gingery flavor.
  • Let the concoction settle for 2 hours. You can refrigerate it if you want it cold or simply keep it in room temperature.
  • After 2 hours, filter the lemon water into a serving glass, using a strainer, and enjoy it!
    A cup of lemon ginger tea with fresh lemon and ginger on a white wooden table

Using Lemon Juice

  • Wash and cut the lemon into 2 halves.
    Lemons kept in a white bowl
  • Squeeze the cut lemons in a glass so you have the juice. You can also add grated ginger root to the glass in order to give it an interesting gingery flavor.
  • Add water to the glass and let the infusion settle for 2 hours. You can refrigerate the lemon water if you prefer it cold.
  • After 2 hours, strain the water using a fine mesh strainer into a serving glass. You can also add mint leaves to the refreshing drink.
    A glass of lemon water with slices of lemon, ice cubes, and mint in it.


You can prepare and consume fresh lemon water too.
Lemon water can be diluted according to your personal taste. You may add salt or sugar to the lemon water if you want a sweet and salty taste.  If you are avoiding sugar, you can substitute it with honey.
If you are aiming to lose weight,  add the juice of 1 lemon into water and drink the concoction twice a day.
You can experiment with the water by adding sliced cucumbers or other citrus fruits like oranges and limes.
This is a tip you may not find anywhere: After enjoying the healthy lemon water, swish with regular water so that you have no citric acid from the lemon stuck in your teeth.