Lemon-Cucumber Refresher

Hello and Happy Monday!  We had a great weekend getting the kids back home, lounging by the pool and hanging out with friends.  Saturday night I had such a great time dining with these sweet ladies!

Thanks, Cassie, for letting me swipe this off FB… lots of creative blogging brains in this group: Michelle, Lisa, Kelly, Cassie, and Kathleen.  Always enjoy a fun GNO!

We also celebrated a certain young man’s 15th birthday…

How did they all get so big??  Yowza…  but I have to tell you we have sooo much fun.  Take heart. all you moms of little ones… #theydogrowup

Today I’m sharing a super easy and very refreshing beverage that I’ve been enjoying for several weeks.  I’m a huge water drinker, but I get bored with just plain water, so a friend shared this refreshing concoction.

Here’s the formula:

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 of a cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 2 tsp grated ginger

Layer the cucumber and lemon slices and mint leaves in the bottom of a pitcher.  Add the ginger and fill up the pitcher with water.  Refrigerate overnight to thoroughly chill and let the contents “steep”.

Enjoy over ice or straight up. 🙂

Supposedly this has “detox-ing” qualities, but I can’t speak to that.  It IS yummy and very refreshing, though, and I usually go through an entire pitcher over the course of a day.  It’s especially delightful if you’re sitting poolside.  #justsayin’

I’m going to mix an entire beverage server of this for our 4th of July gathering on Thursday.

What are you enjoying for refreshment this summer??

Have a great day, y’all!




  1. This looks so delicious Heidi!! I’m definitely going to make this. I have a bunch of lemons on the tree out back so this will be a good change of pace! 🙂

  2. i had so much fun and am definitely planning to make it an annual thing! my kids were thrilled to hear that, as were my inlaws as they had fun, too! can’t wait til ATL 2014! but i think i may plan around scott’s. 😉

  3. I had so much fun too! Happy birthday to your son. This water recipe reminds me of the water they give you at the spa. So refreshing!

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