Lemon Ginger Infused Water
Lemon and ginger are both detoxifying for the body, and are popular ingredients for many famous cleanses. This version is easy to make and just as good for you!
Recipe for a 32 oz Ball jar : 1/2 a rindless lemon + 1” of skinless ginger.
Use your knife to cut the rind off half a lemon and also the skin off an inch of ginger root. Because ginger is naturally pungent when raw, this infused water tastes better without the added tartness of the lemon rind. Add purified water and chill for 4 hours or overnight in the fridge.
Suvan October 15, 2013 at 1:08 am
Are you using a raw ginger or those preserved ginger?
Amy Pogue October 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm
Raw ginger always. Preserved ginger (like the kind at Japanese restaurants) is full of, as the name suggests, preservatives and contributes an artificial taste.
Colin Scott October 5, 2016 at 4:43 am
what you say about additives in preserved ginger is rubbish – it’s just preserved in sugar & water, same as preserving any fruit or making home made jam, etc.
Pamela April 8, 2017 at 2:13 pm
It’s not rubbish. Amy is quite clearly referencing the unnaturally pink ginger used in commercial Kitchens, which is purchased in large quantities and is indeed doctored with artificial colour, sweeteners such as aspartame and chemical preservatives.
Lorena November 26, 2017 at 4:49 pm
I’m using a slice of fresh ginger root and a slice of lemon in hot water. It’s wonderful tasting and it detoxifies your liver. It also helps to get rid of inflammation in your body and helps keep you full longer resulting in weight loss.
georgette albert December 17, 2017 at 8:51 am
Yes it is raw ginger. I have also started adding Mint leaves for a milder taste.
Angel Delgado September 15, 2018 at 4:13 pm
I buy ginger fresh by the pound
Vincent Brady December 24, 2018 at 11:44 am
Using 2.5 inches of gingerroot raw, 3 lemons , 1/2 clove garlic. 3 limes 2 liter of spring water.
Charlene Lewis April 23, 2014 at 2:21 pm
Can you freeze the raw ginger just so it won’t ruin if you don’t use is all? OR does freezing ruin it anyway?
Amy Pogue May 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm
Hey, Charlene. I actually have no idea! I have never tried to freeze ginger before. I will try it and get back to you. Thanks for the suggestion!
Nancy Treudt June 2, 2014 at 11:19 am
I have froze ginger in the past and it was fine.
marsha February 8, 2016 at 8:06 am
Raw ginger can be frozen and it works well when you need the ginger grated for a future recipe.
Konstanze Bachmann January 28, 2018 at 12:24 pm
Yes you can freeze ginger I peel it, cut it into 1-2″ pieces
and grate it over food when I need it.
Elmaestroenforma August 5, 2018 at 12:52 am
I actually prefer to freeze it. Then grate it in the mornings or when I make lemon and ginger tea, sweeten it with honey for more benefits
Angel Delgado September 15, 2018 at 4:15 pm
Freezing it will spoil it almost over night.
Roberta May 29, 2014 at 9:50 am
How would I go about using green tea instead of water. I think I would just make the tea first 32 ounces of water with 3 green tea bags then add the ginger and lemon after ?
Amy Pogue July 1, 2014 at 1:35 pm
Hi, Roberta. You have two options for using tea. You can make your tea with hot water and let it cool to room temp or in the fridge, then remove the tea bags and add the lemon and ginger. Or, you can add all of the ingredients at once and let them steep for 4 hours or more. Infusing the tea bags for an extended period of time will release the same amount of flavor as if you had brewed the tea with hot water. Good luck!
Ekeke faith February 21, 2018 at 1:35 pm
Pls can I prepare all that I need for two weeks in big quantity and siv the water into a rubber nd be taking it every morning and night till its finish or I must prepare a fresh one every day
Angel Delgado September 15, 2018 at 4:26 pm
When I make ginger with tea. I usually us 3 family size Lipton green tea I boil the ginger with the tea bags sometimes I like ginger with honey or I even make hot. Toddies
Scott McCleery July 16, 2015 at 6:24 am
I really like the flavor of this infusion. I would like to drink it everyday. I know ginger is good for you. Problem is, I find my perspiration takes on funky odor for more than a week after drinking it. I read some place that ginger, as a cleansing agent, can cause a unpleasant perspiration odor, that is said to diminish. But I’m afraid to keep drinking it because I don’t like how I smell, afterwards. Are there any infusion ingredients that can cause a pleasant body odor? Maybe I could add that to the mix.
Apoorva November 21, 2015 at 10:58 am
Hi Scott I’d suggest u consuming 2 to 3 cardamom thrice a day because it helps in preventing such unpleasant odours also do reduce the amount of spicy or oily food that you consume in this period. May be that might help! Bonne chance 🙂
Matthew Hubbard August 23, 2016 at 12:10 pm
Add a few finely chopped up leaves of parsley. This will help with reducing odour from the inside out
Angel Delgado September 15, 2018 at 4:28 pm
Apoorva November 21, 2015 at 10:53 am
Hi Amy I wish to know why is it given for 4 hours we need to freeze? Can’t it b done at a room temperature in case of absence of refrigerator?
Angel Delgado September 15, 2018 at 4:34 pm
I keep my ginger in a bowl on to of Mi cupboard and it keeps for a long time I usually buy 1 & 1/2 pounds
mads March 25, 2016 at 8:56 pm
How many times can I refill this with water to infuse?
Matthew Hubbard August 23, 2016 at 12:08 pm
I would only use it twice as the flavour soon goes after the second one. I should think most of the goodness too
Cornelia Durant January 22, 2017 at 8:15 pm
Good Morning…ginger infuse to water is new to me,I love the taste and wanted to know how many times can I use same root…got answer from u thank u so much for internet.Have a pleasant day
Micki June 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm
Being South East Asian, we have access to various spices. You can do what my mother does. Buy the ginger, grate or blend into mash in a blender. Put into ice cube tray. Freeze. They work in soups, iced tea, orange and lemon juice. Even in asian salad dressing, if you got a bottle opening that will fit the cube. (Or use those long type ice tray.) We even slather on the ginger, blended garlic, sesame oil and lime juice as condiments to our Hainanese Chicken Rice. And great over and in fish stomachs when you are steaming. I prefer dunking ginger whole or slices into electric kettles aka thermos flask. Let it boil thru the night. Drink the concoction in the day for curing sore throats, coughs, flu, Laryngitis and the night, I use whatever remaining liquid, pour into a pail, and soak my feet. And boil a new batch for the next day. Its not recommended to be drinking ginger at night, as its up your metobolic rate, but a few heavy coughing fits I had no choice.
Drew July 12, 2016 at 9:56 am
I know that ginger is supposed to be really good for you but I just can’t handle the taste. It would be nice to try again though just to try and be healthy. Thanks for sharing.
Leona May 30, 2017 at 1:10 pm
Aloha! If the taste is too strong, just go ahead and dilute it with water or ice cubes. It really mellows the taste and you still can easily drink it. Some ginger is better that no ginger.
I have heartburn issues and since drinking ginger water, I have not had any.
I throw ginger into a blender to break up in small pieces and freeze in small snack ziplocs. I leave on the gingerskins when I put in blender, since I’m not eating the pieces.When I want to make ginger tea, I put about 3 tablespoons of the ginger and pour 32 ounces of boiling water in the pitcher. If this tastes too concentrated I pour over ice and drink it or just add a little more water to my glass.Good luck!
Coach August 14, 2016 at 7:57 am
How much of it do you drink per day? If I make a large batch of it, how long will it keep in the refrigerator?
Matthew Hubbard August 23, 2016 at 12:06 pm
I always grate my ginger with a zester so that you get all the goodness out. Helps when drinking the lovely lemony drink. I also use green tea with added lemon and ginger from time to time. It’s lovely hot or chilled overnight in the fridge.
Jose L Cancel June 5, 2017 at 8:35 pm
I made a 120 oz of cut lemon cut Ginger cut lime mint and cucumber how long do I leave the pieces in the jug when do I remove them
Mariel Guerra August 31, 2016 at 1:35 pm
I drink hot ginger with cinnamon in the winter to keep my amu e system strong.. So this summer I decided to drink it cold .. So I boil the ginger root in water add green tea bags let it cool then I put in lei me juice from fresh limes add Mint leaves and season it with honey .. It’s Amazing .., I also have added Rum to the mix worked well for me ..lol
Tobie McKeen March 20, 2017 at 7:35 am
Sounds like a good idea with the rum.
Michael-Francis Smith September 12, 2018 at 8:56 am
I thought that I was the only one that did that!
I should have known better.
Evan Williams American boubon since 1783
also continues to taste great, even for the
non-initiated, after given the ginger+lemon
Lareina September 8, 2016 at 3:53 pm
I was wondering I made jug of lemon,ginger, cinnamon water I was wondering how many can I drink each day? Is it safe drink it all day or only morning and night to drunk it?
Jamel Holloman June 4, 2017 at 6:45 am
I have the same question
HERSEY WILKINS November 22, 2016 at 8:13 pm
Do I grate the ginger drop it in whole??
Robin December 7, 2016 at 4:38 pm
I have the same question?? Grate, chop, thin slice OR leave whole????
Nick December 22, 2016 at 7:24 pm
How long will filter water, raw ginger, lime and honey last in the fridge?
Sharyn January 26, 2017 at 1:19 pm
I drink this most every day. I use about 3/4 pound of ginger to one complete lemon and a gallon of water. I love the taste of the ginger and it does do wonders for the body. A gallon lasts me about a week, I will refill what I take out for the first 2 days then continue the rest until it’s gone. I like a previous posters idea about grinding the ginger and freezing in, I think I’m going to try that next and just add a couple of cubes to water each day.
val April 29, 2017 at 4:27 pm
Hi can drink overnight ginger water ?
Sandra April 21, 2017 at 9:03 pm
I left my ginger n lemon drink overnight in my room (cold temperature)can I still consume this morning at 5am. Thank you
Kim May 29, 2017 at 10:21 am
I have been drinking it all day. I make a gallon of it. I use 4 ginger cubes, 3-4 lemons, 2-3 lime, 1/2 cucumber and mint leaves. I let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. Then I drink it. When I get low, I add more water. I’m on NY second refill and I can tell I need to change the solution because all I’m tasting is ginger.
I also noticed it wasn’t working. But yes, I drink Atleast 4-5 glasses the most. But it works great with my stomach bloat and if I really keep to 1 carb a day then I started losing a pound a day. But when the ingredients do not stay good, you will see your stomach bloated again…I always check in the morning. But I have Immobility of the Intestines so my bowels are not like everyone else.
DREW, YOU SAID THE GINGER IS TART AND IT’S SUPPOSE TO BE….TO HELP WITH THAT, DRINK IT WITH A STRAW and add a few packs of Stevia…. 🙂
Karen January 4, 2018 at 5:55 pm
I have a question. What do you mean by cubes? Could you give an approximate dimension? Or, # of ounces? Thanks so much!
Jamel Holloman June 4, 2017 at 6:51 am
I want to know how long can you leave raw ginger and lemon in water without it being in the refrigerator in made some a week ago in my electric kettle and completely forgot about it is it still some good of do I trash it and start over I just don’t want to get sick
Melanie Peake October 21, 2017 at 10:15 am
I have the same question as Jamal, I left some ginger n water in a tea pot for some days, does it go off? Is it safe or should I re do it?
Karen January 13, 2018 at 7:04 am
Same question as Melanie and Jamal
D Smith May 4, 2018 at 5:45 pm
Good news is it is a simple check. Just give it the old visual, smell, and taste test (similar to what you would do to check milk to see if it is bad).
If you notice anything funky or off, toss it…
Dr. Anthony M Williams January 30, 2018 at 5:35 pm
Because of the high PH level, fresh juice only lasts 24-48hrs.
alice February 8, 2018 at 7:13 pm
What can I use instead of lemon as I’m allergic to Lemon
Jasmine Hughes February 26, 2018 at 9:08 pm
And how long will it last in the fridge
Laura April 12, 2018 at 11:11 am
Can you use ginger powder or does it have to be raw ginger will you still get the Benefits of it and if yes how much.
Kimberly August 5, 2018 at 12:33 pm
Yes use 1T per glass
Jannette Kelly April 16, 2018 at 1:25 pm
Can i store ginger water in fridge and how long ?
Julie April 30, 2018 at 5:22 am
Is this something that could be used as a liver recovery aid or preventative measure by using as mixer when drinking alcohol?
D Smith May 4, 2018 at 5:58 pm
The general consensus for infused water stored in the fridge is 3 days. But this can vary depending on how cold your fridge is, how fresh and/or perishable the infused items are, how often you are refilling the container, etc. Be careful and check the water regular because while certain herbs may last longer than 3 days (like thyme), certain fruits (like strawberries) may only last 1-2 days.
The good news though is that it is a simple check. Just give it the old sight, smell, and taste test (similar to what you would do to check milk to see if it is bad) and if you notice anything funky or off, toss it…of course, you shouldn’t taste it if you see or smell any funkiness before hand.
Shawn May 7, 2018 at 1:28 pm
How often do you drink this? In the morning, before bed? I’m researching natural remedies so I can come off my meds in the future.
Vivien Green May 29, 2018 at 10:27 am
I have started making ginger root tea with lemon.
After boiling the roots have found that there is still a lot of flavour left in them Can I store these in the fridge? Can I leave them it in the boiled water in the fridge to make a stronger drink?
ramakrishnan July 25, 2018 at 10:45 pm
Ginger tea is having many medicinal benefits. Thanks for sharing this information. It is very useful.
Roshni Parate December 5, 2018 at 12:51 am
I drink this almost every day. I love the taste of the ginger and it does do wonders for the body. Thanks for this amazing article.
Arica January 20, 2019 at 9:21 am
After making gingerroot water ….can it sit at room temperature for a week instead of putting it in the refrigerator? I want to make a large batch but do not have room in my refrigerator?
Liezel January 23, 2021 at 5:32 am
I Made Lemon Ginger Water And Put It In Our Kitchen Overnight. Almost Forget It. Does It Spoil? Can I Still Drink It? Or Reheat First? It Has A White Thing Floating Inside. What Should I Do? I’m So Sorry And Thankyou.