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
  • water
  • container such as glass jar or pitcher
  • foods for infusing (fruit, berries, vegetables, herbs)
  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.


About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. ooh strawberry and basil water sounds so refreshing and delicious! thanks for sharing! i’ll have to give this a try!

  2. 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.

  3. That’s what we call “Spa Water” around my house! I’m a sucker for the cucumber one!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. I love mint water, too! It’s so good now that the weather is finally heating up.

  8. These are great combos! I do marketing for a company that allows you to infuse water directly into a portable water bottle, with the fruit stored in the bottom. The URL is if you want to check it out.

  9. Here is also a link for some more great variations and ideas for infused water!
    Loving the summer drink ideas!

  10. Xannie says:

    I tried this with pineapple sage and a little bit of lime rind and it was delicious!

  11. Loved it! I am currently trying a lot of recipes for fruit infused water, but this is the first time I’ve used mint. Great idea and works very well! :)

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