Infused Water With Cucumber, Mint, And Lemon
The one thing I dislike the most about living in a city apartment.. is not having my own garden. Being able to grow your own vegetables, fruit and herbs or just having a small piece of grass to walk and lie on in the summer would be an absolute delight! Thank god for my parents and their garden! Last week the weather was so lovely out here in Belgium that I decided to make my own infused water and have a picknick in my parents garden while shooting the photos for this recipe.
It was the first time I had made and drank infused water but I drink grenadine with water all the time so I figured going for a completely sugar-free and therefor healthier option was worth the try. As it was my first time, I didn’t go for any crazy ingredients and kept it pretty basic with just some lemon, mint and cucumber but I already know I’ll be trying a lot more things soon, as it’s the perfect way to try out some of the crazy flavour combinations I’ve been learning about.
You can either peel the lemon and cucumber or don’t. I chose to peel the cucumber every other centimeter and not peel the lemon but that’s only a good idea if you’re using organic lemons cause there might be some chemicals on the rind of the lemon if it’s not organic. You can of course also thoroughly wash non-organic lemons. I have also been told that leaving the rind on will give the water a bit of a bitter taste after a while but I personally didn’t experience this yet so it really is just up to you what you do with it, but again: only if they are free of chemicals. Same thing goes for the cucumbers really, if it’s not organic wash it first or peel it entirely.
|5 twigs of mint|