Infused Water Recipes
Looking for a new and tasty way to get your daily dose of H20? Try infusing your water!
Infused water is simply water with an appropriate fruit, vegetable, or fresh herb added to it. Throw in some fresh fruit or herbs and allow the water to sit in the refrigerator for an hour or so to let the flavor seep out. There’s nothing complicated about it, but it adds a lot to your dining experience – especially if you’re entertaining. This is a cheap way to add impact to a dinner party, appetizer party, summer picnic, or any other get-together.
Suggested Infused Water Add-Ins
Try adding any of these individual edibles to water, or try a combination of two or more (such as strawberry-basil or lemon-cucumber):
- Fruits and vegetables – Cucumbers, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, watermelon, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit
- Herbs – Mint, rosemary, basil, parsley, cilantro
- Cucumber-mint water
- Lemon-lime water
- Orange-rosemary water
- Apple-lime water
- Lemon-thyme water
Allow the flavors to meld for at least an hour before serving.
Use Organic Produce
I like to use organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs when infusing water. Any chemicals or pesticides that are in the food item will make their way into the water. Play it safe by choosing certified organic or low-pesticide produce.
Get An Infusion Pitcher
Ever wondered how to make infused water the easy way? My mom recently bought an infusion pitcher for me, which I absolutely love. I use it not only for water, but also when making sangria, lemonade, and other drinks. It allows you to add extra flavor to your drink, but keeps the flavoring agent contained in a handy removable tube.