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8 Infused Water Recipes

Stay hydrated with these easy infused water recipes. If you find plain ol' H2O to be boring, consider making a pitcher of infused water that scores a hint of flavor from fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 14kcal

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:

  • 1/2 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.

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Notes

  • 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 beyond Culinary Hill, it's a solid place to start. Citrus, berries, melons, fresh ginger, and mint are all good choices.
  • Yield: Each of these infused water recipes makes four 10-ounce servings of water.
  • Storage: You can leave the fruits, vegetables, and fresh herbs in the water for up to 24 hours. After that, remove them and store the infused water in the refrigerator for up to 3 more days (4 days total).
  • Make ahead: Infuse water the night before a party so it has plenty of time to flavor and chill the water.

Nutrition

Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg