Gilly water is a healthy and refreshing infused water for summer that is an easy drink recipe to make for a summertime Harry Potter party, or just because. Let's be honest, no one needs an excuse to make anything Harry Potter related in my book.
Use a microplane or the small holes on a box grater to zest the lime. Then juice the lime and add both the juice and the lime zest to a large pitcher.
Using a sprializer, cut the cucumber into noodles. Add the cucumber noodles to the pitcher.
Fill the pitcher with water before adding in the mint sprigs. Serve chilled.
If you prefer, you can make this with still (aka plain) water instead of the sparkling. I love sparkling water and have also noticed my kids are much more excited about less or no sugar drinks when they have some fizz to them.If you are making this with still water you can make the gilly water a few hours ahead of time and keep it ready in the fridge. When making it with the sparkling water I have noticed that the mint tends to change to black the longer it sits and the cucumber can start to break down. I would only make this about 30 minutes ahead of time. Chill your sparkling water ahead of time so it is nice and cold when serving.If you are really festive, you can order these gilly water labels and bottle your own to serve. Way cooler than the plain water they serve with the labels at Harry Potter world.