I spent most of my summer working in my not-so climate controlled studio with my kilns firing around the clock. Staying hydrated was a priority. At first drinking massive amounts of water was refreshing, but after weeks and weeks of countless h2o consumption big time tedium set in. This simple recipe, if you can even call it that, saved my water from boring, and probably me from dehydration. Those kilns get hot, man.
I keep a pitcher of this water in my refrigerator refilling the water in the pitcher as I go. The cucumber, lemon, and mint will keep for a couple of days and will continue to impart flavor the entire time. Imagine greeting traveling guests with a pitcher of this refreshing water when they arrive, or serving it at your next late summer dinner party. Or if you're like me, simply treating yourself with the hydration benefits of water in a way that doesn't totally bore your tastebuds.
Cucumber Lemon and Mint Water:
A few mint leaves
Rinse produce and slice the lemon and cucumber. Add a pitcher of cold water. Add rinsed mint leaves. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes before serving. That's it!