Anytime Lemon-Basil Water

Soaking fruits and vegetables in distilled water will give you a refreshing drink. Experiment with herbs and spices as well to create your signature drink.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 1 hour 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 3 lemons, sliced
  • 1 cup packed basil leaves
  • 1 piece (1⁄2 inch) fresh ginger, freshly grated
  • 12 cups distilled water
  • 4 cups ice


  • Place the lemons, and ginger in a large pitcher.
  • Rub the basil leaves between your hands and add to the pitcher. Add the distilled water and refrigerate for 1 hour. Flavors will release into the water. Serve over ice.