Citrus Water or lemon water is sweet, tart and lemony thanks to the addition of citric acid and lemon extract.
Good Water also known as lemon water is one of my favorite things to serve at any party or wedding I help with. We call it “good water” because people are always asking, “Is that the good water?”
What makes the water so good? It is the addition of lemon extract and citric acid to the water.
What is Citric Acid?
According to Wikipedia, citric acid is a weak organic acid, and it is a natural preservative and is also used to add an acidic, or sour, taste to foods and soft drinks. Don’t let the name scare you, it’s totally edible!
Where Can I Buy Citric Acid?
I purchased the citric acid at a local pharmacy. It comes in a powder form. It is also available on Amazon. You only need 2 tablespoons per batch of water
How to Make Citrus Water
- Fill container with water
- Add in citric acid and lemon extract
- Stir to combine
- Add in ice and slices of lemons and or limes if desired
Instead of using lemon extract you can use a mixture of pineapple and coconut extract to create a pina colada flavored water.
Lemon Water is sweet, tart, lemony and so refreshing. It is perfect for a family dinner or a large group event. I love to watch people’s faces when they drink it for the first time, expecting it to be regular water.
At your next party enjoy some Citrus Water!
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Citrus Water Recipe
- 5 quarts water
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 Tbsp lemon extract
- 2 Tbsp citric acid
- 3 sliced lemons
- 1/2 pkg of ice
- Mix ingredients together in a large container. Serves 30
originally posted August 4, 2009