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Hit-The-Spot Lemon Water

Hit-The-Spot Lemon WaterYou'll be amazed at the refreshing flavors that pop out when you soak lemons and fresh herbs in water for an hour or so. No sugar. Just pure, thirst-quenching goodness.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 lemons, sliced
1 1/2 cups firmly packed fresh mint or basil leaves
6 to 8 cups bottled water or tap water
6 to 8 cups ice cubes
Fresh mint or basil sprigs

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place lemon slices in a large pitcher. Carefully rub the 1 1/2 cups mint leaves between the palms of your hands to slightly bruise the leaves. Add to the pitcher with lemon. Pour in water. Cover and chill for 1 to 8 hours.
  2. Strain lemon-water mixture. Discard herbs. Divide lemon slices and additional fresh mint or basil sprigs equally among 6 to 8 tall glasses or pint-sized canning jars. For each serving, add 1 cup of ice cubes; fill with the lemon water.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 11, total fat: 0g, saturated fat: 0g, monounsaturated fat: 0g, polyunsaturated fat: 0g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium: 8mg, carbohydrate: 4g, total sugar: 1g, fiber: 1g, protein: 0g, vitamin A: 0%, vitamin C: 34%, calcium: 1%, iron: 1%

Recipe and photograph provided by Better Homes and Gardens - a member of the Home and Family Network for the best of cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.