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
- container such as glass jar or pitcher
- foods for infusing (fruit, berries, vegetables, herbs)
- Clean the food that you will be using. If it is a piece of fruit, slice it.
- Place the food items into your jar or pitcher.
- Fill with filtered water.
- Refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to 2 days.
- Strain before serving.