8 Infused Water Recipes

Stay hydrated with these 8 Infused Water recipes! Inspired by The Flavor Bible, these fruit and herb combinations will encourage you to drink more water.

Unless you woke up thirsty at 2:00 a.m. after a night of binging on Chinese takeout, you are probably not excited about drinking water. I’m not either.

But seriously, if you want to drink more water, at least make it taste good. Give yourself a fighting chance. It’s the end of January and you still have time to latch on to one more resolution: Staying hydrated!

Stay hydrated with these 8 Infused Water recipes! Inspired by The Flavor Bible, these fruit and herb combinations will encourage you to drink more water.

What can I use to make Infused water?

Fresh fruit, herbs, and some vegetables make great flavors for water. While any combination can be tasty, I turned to The Flavor Bible, my go-to resource for flavor pairings.

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The Flavor Bible is an encyclopedic listing of ingredients and the flavors that pair best with them as decided by a group of chefs. So it’s one set of opinions, but it’s a good set of opinions (at least in my opinion). If you need culinary inspiration, it’s a place to start.

Citrus, berries, melons, fresh ginger, and mint are all good choices. You can float the ingredients freely in water or use an infusion pitcher.

Stay hydrated with these 8 Infused Water recipes! Inspired by The Flavor Bible, these fruit and herb combinations will encourage you to drink more water.

Can you eat the fruit after infusing water?

Yes! You might be disappointed, though. As the fruit infuses the water with flavor, the fruit itself has less flavor and more water. So it might taste watery and less flavorful than what you’d expect.

How long can you keep fruit infused water in the fridge?

Infused water is best 2 to 4 hours after you’ve made it. Or, you can let it infuse overnight in the refrigerator.

Some ingredients last better than others. With herbs, for example, fresh basil lasts 2 to 3 days but rosemary can last up to a week.

Stay hydrated with these 8 Infused Water recipes! Inspired by The Flavor Bible, these fruit and herb combinations will encourage you to drink more water.

Is fruit infused water healthy?

I personally feel better when I drink more water and there is a good chance you will, too. And depending one what you’ve used to infuse the water, you could be setting yourself up for bonus nutrients!

However, the only time you will hear me talk about “flushing toxins” is when I say it in a sarcastic or ironical way with a wry smile on my face. I’m just not that person.

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Stay hydrated with these 8 Infused Water recipes! Inspired by The Flavor Bible, these fruit and herb combinations will encourage you to drink more water.
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8 Infused Water Recipes

Stay hydrated with these 8 Infused Water recipes! Inspired by The Flavor Bible, these fruit and herb combinations will encourage you to drink more water.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 6 kcal

Ingredients

For All Options:

  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup ice cubes optional

For Strawberry, Basil and Lemon:

  • 1/2 cup strawberries stemmed and sliced, fresh or frozen
  • 5 large basil leaves torn
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced

For Honeydew, Cucumber, and Mint:

  • 1/2 cup honeydew cubes
  • 1 cucumber thinly sliced
  • 10 fresh mint leaves torn

Blackberries, Orange, and Ginger:

  • 1/2 pint blackberries
  • 1 orange thinly sliced
  • 1 (2-inch) piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced

Blueberry, Lemon, and Rosemary:

  • 1/2 pint blueberries
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary

Pineapple, Coconut, and Lime:

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup coconut chunks, fresh or frozen
  • 1 lime thinly sliced

Watermelon, Kiwi, and Lime:

  • 1 cup watermelon cubes
  • 1 kiwi diced or cut into circles
  • 1 lime sliced into circles

Grapefruit, Pomegranate, and Mint:

  • 1 grapefruit thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 10 mint leaves torn

Mango, Raspberry, and Ginger:

  • 1 mango peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 pint raspberries
  • 1 (2-inch) piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, place the desired combination of fruit or herbs. Add ice and fill container with water. Add additional fruit or herbs to garnish, if desired.

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8 comments

  1. I love water just plain but these fruit additives are awesome !! My daughter will not drink water for any thing but she is loving your recipes !! Thanks you are heaven sent !

  2. I work in a cancer center and wondered if I could have permission to share these infused water recipes inside a water bottle container that we are giving away with the photo you have shown.
    http://Www.honorhealth.com/cancer are

    Nancy McCutcheon
    Community Outreach Manager
    480 323 1275

    • Hi Nancy, yes you certainly may! I sent you an email with my permission and a hi-res version of the photo. If you need anything else, just let me know. Good luck and thank you!

  3. I would like recipes for water infusers

  4. How do I save to a file. How do I save to word so I can print.

    • Hi Lin! There is a print button near the recipe (right under the photo) which kicks out a PDF that you can save or print. I’ve also emailed the PDF to you. Thanks! -Meggan

  5. Hi. Thanks for your post. I’m on a keto diet so i don’t use fruit. My recipe right now is celery, cucumber, ginger and cucumber…I have basil and mint still growing so ill use some of that tomorrow. I think this water gave me a blast of energy the lat time I made it…and why wouldn’t it? It’s living water! Infused water was featured on Dr. Oz a few years ago as one of the viewers favorite tips!

    • Hi Jill, thanks for the nice comment! I love keto, it makes me feel FANTASTIC when I do it. And yes, I’m always looking for more ways to make water taste good! I also find that if I’m drinking anything else, I will never possibly drink enough water. So I just have to make it a priority, you know? Good luck on keto! Here’s a great meatball recipe that I love, it’s not mine, but it’s awesome. It’s not even very keto because it’s not high in fat, but maybe you can do something with it: https://ketogasm.com/keto-meatball-recipe-ground-turkey-garlic-ginger/

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