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.
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.
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.