Infused Water

This week I don’t have much of a recipe for you, but I wanted to share my favorite summertime drink:  infused water.

Infused water is simply water that has some type of food placed in it which infuses the water with its flavor.  If you’ve never tried it, you really should.  It’s easy to make and you can get creative with flavors.

My mint is in full swing and I love mint infused water.  When making mint tea, I wash the mint and removed the leaves.  For infused water, I don’t bother removing the leaves.  I simply wash, trim, and place a number of stems in to the water.

Lemon infused water is common and easy to make.  Wash your lemon, slice it, and put the slices in water.

Combining herbs and fruit or vegetables is also a tasty way to go.  The options are endless, but here are a few ideas:

  • cucumber & basil
  • pineapple & mint
  • peach & sage
  • lemon & cucumber
  • strawberry & basil
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Infused Water
Recipe type: Beverage
 
Ingredients
  • water
  • container such as glass jar or pitcher
  • foods for infusing (fruit, berries, vegetables, herbs)
Instructions
  1. Clean the food that you will be using. If it is a piece of fruit, slice it.
  2. Place the food items into your jar or pitcher.
  3. Fill with filtered water.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to 2 days.
  5. Strain before serving.

 



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Comments

  1. says

    I’ve never had infused water. We have used fresh mint in Iced Tea – so refreshing! Will have to give the infused water a try.

  2. Yvonne says

    I have a large patch of stinging nettle on my farm… our summer “iced tea” is nettle infusion with either mint or cinnamon and a few fresh stevia leaves thrown in… yummy and supposed to be very healthy!

  3. Stinna says

    At our house we love lemon cucumber water and it looks so pretty in the glass pitcher, we will have to try a couple of these cool options.

  4. says

    Hi Linda,
    I love your infused water post! I have a ton of mint in my backyard and am always looking for more ways to use it. Your idea is so simple and refreshing looking! This week I linked a post with 6 gluten free brunch recipes! ( yours was the very first linky I ever joined, and if you remember you had to teach me how to use it!!) Thanks for hosting.

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