Lemon Cucumber Water

by Wendy Copley on June 21, 2011

Lemon Cucumber Water

We’re in the middle of a heat wave here in the San Francisco Bay Area…sort of. It’s hot for us, but to people who live in other parts of the country it probably wouldn’t seem too bad. In fact, if I told some of you that it was 83 degrees here today, I’m sure you’d laugh at me. Perhaps you might even scoff.

Everything is relative though, right? And to us, it’s pretty hot!

So, yesterday, I decided to jazz up my water with slices of cucumber and lemon. I’ve had this mixture before the few times I’ve visited spas and it always feels so indulgent.

But is it really indulgent?

No. No, it is not. It’s easy and cheap. All I did was add a few thin slices of cucumber and lemon to a big honkin’ cup of water. Throw in some ice and it’s cool and refreshing. The best part is that you can keep adding water and ice on top of the mixture as the day goes on and the cukes and lemon will continue to flavor everything.

All you hot climate people aren’t scoffing any more, are you?

Lemon Cucumber Water

I also want to take this opportunity to talk about my cup a little, because I love it dearly.* Oh yes — I went there. I’m going to tell you about my love for a plastic cup!

I drink tons of ice water every day. Tons! And I always drink my water out of a big cup with a straw. And my two-year-old always spots my straw, squeals, grabs for it and knocks my cup over. We are very good at mopping up water spills around these parts.

Then a few months ago, I found this Copco 24-Ounce tumbler at my local Joann Fabric. (Why do fabric stores carry reusable cups? I don’t know. It’s a mystery!) It was ginormous and came in a range of colors and in addition to a built in straw, it had a lid! I swear to you, I heard angels singing.

I resisted buying it for a few visits because it was $6 and to me that seemed like a lot to pay for a cup but then thankfully, Santa put one in my stocking at Christmas. (How did he know I wanted one? I don’t know. It’s a mystery!) I’ve been drinking out of it every day since then and I love it so much that I eventually bought myself a second one. Now I can have one in the dishwasher and one in my hand and I don’t have to hand wash either of them. Hand washing things is something I avoid whenever possible.

So there you have it. Reusable 24 oz tumbler with lid = wonder product.

You’re welcome!

*This is not a sponsored post — I’m voluntarily waxing poetic about a cup — but if you follow the link above to Amazon and buy something I’ll get a small percentage of the purchase price as affiliate revenue. You probably already figured that out though.

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