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If you look for a refreshing, healthy, low calorie drink, this mint water is for you! It requires only 3 ingredients, no sugar, and it’s a breeze to make.
This is an excellent solution if you’re bored with plain water and helps you to stay hydrated all year round, especially in hot weather.
This September the mint leaves are still at their pick in my garden, full of flavor and herbal notes. And if you’ve got an overgrown mint plant like me, this mint water recipe is just perfect.
To be honest, it’s so easy that it’s hardly a recipe. It’s more a great way to turn plenty of mint leaves into a refreshing drink without any sweeteners or coloring.
It’s also perfect when you have guests over, or to convince your kids to drink more water.
But the main thing is, mint water tastes amazing, it’s easy to make, economical, and leave you feeling good after drinking a glassful.
List of the ingredients
- Still or sparkling water
- Fresh mint
- Lemon (optional)
- Ice to serve (optional)
How to make mint water
- Wash the mint leaves.
- Stir water, mint leaves and slices of lemon in a pitcher.
- Refrigerate the mixture up to 2 days.
- Serve with ice and fresh mint leaves… if you feel fancy!
What are the benefits of mint leaves in water?
Mint is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Plus, the presence of the menthol in mint leaves is beneficial for the digestive health. Letting the leaves soak in water allows all the nutrients seep into it. Easy peasy. How cool is that?
How long to keep mint leaves in water?
They should be fine for a couple of days. Simply remove them as soon as they get soggy.
Looking for more mint recipes?
I’ve got you covered with this roundup of 15 fresh mint recipes, plus a few of our favorites:
- Salad with mint
- Mint syrup
- Pea soup with mint
- Mint pesto
- Crostini with ricotta, pea and mint
- Fava bean salad with feta and mint
If you make this fresh mint water, or if you have any questions, let me know! Leave a comment or rate it. I would love to hear from you!
- ½ cup mint leaves, plus additional leaves for garnish
- 1 liter cold water, still or sparkling
- 1 lemon, sliced (optional)
- Remove any damaged or brown mint leaves from the sprigs and wash them well.
- Put them into a carafe and fill up with the cold water. Stir, make sure the leaves are submerged in water.
- Cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge to rest for 1 hour.
- Serve cold, garnished with fresh mint leaves and ice if you like.