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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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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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!

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 my go-to resource for flavor pairings: The Flavor Bible, (Culinary Hill may earn money if you buy through this link).

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 (Culinary Hill may earn money if you buy through this link).

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.

8 infused waters in clear glasses.

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.
5 from 80 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 4 servings
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 14

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 fresh 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:

  • ½ pint blackberries
  • 1 orange thinly sliced
  • 1 (2-inch) piece fresh 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 fresh mint leaves torn

Mango, Raspberry, and Ginger:

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

Instructions 

  • 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.

Recipe Video

Nutrition

Calories: 14kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
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    1. Hi Colleen, yes you could can it but it would not be safe for long term storage due to the acidity level of the infused water. Hope this helps. – Meggan

  1. your recipes are just FANTASTIC ! ASTOUNDING ! MARVELOUS ! I wish i could pay Culinary Hill Test Kitchen a visit some time!!!5 stars

  2. Is infused water always made with a combination of three items or can one make it with just two or more than three? Can one mix and match with any combination of fruits/herbs/spices?

    1. Hey Anamit, you can use as many flavors as you like, there is no correct number. One, two, three or beyond! You can experiment as you desire! I hope you enjoy! – Meggan

  3. Hi Megan,
    I am trying to figure out what I can use to infuse my water to help with inflammation and circulation, in my legs and feet. Anything other than grapefruit, only because I can’t have it with my medications . I have read that infused water is very good for you. I have been to three Dr’s and they all say it’s blood flow and circulation but it’s only in one leg and foot. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

    1. Hi Diann, since we aren’t registered dieticians or doctors, I cannot offer health advice. I’m really sorry about that. Good luck! -Meggan

  4. For recipes with whole berries, wouldn’t they need to be sliced or bruised a bit to bring out their flavors? Thank you so much for sharing these!!

    1. Hi Sara, I find that using the whole blueberries is just fine and they give a nice flavor still. You can slice them if you like, but I find it’s not necessary. Berries like strawberries should be sliced though. I hope this helps and you’re welcome! Enjoy – Meggan

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