Infused Water Recipes For Summer

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One of the most important things to do for your body is to stay hydrated – especially during the hot summer months. Infusing your water with different fruits, vegetables, and herbs is an elevated way to stay hydrated. It’s simple to do, and will have you feeling like you’re lounging at a spa. It’s a great thing to do when you have guests over, too. It’s unexpected and just so refreshing. Who could say no to a cool glass of water with a twist? Here are three of my favorite infused water recipes.

Mint, cucumber, dill, cilantro, watermelon, blackberries

Watermelon and Cilantro Infused Water
Watermelon and cilantro infused water

Watermelon is my favorite summer fruit. It’s light and juicy and the color just fits in with the season so well. I’ve always felt that cilantro has the ability to make any food or drink taste fresh, so the combination of these two ingredients is just magical. Fill a glass jar halfway with cut up watermelon. Add a few leaves of cilantro (split in half for maximum flavor) and fill to the top with cold water. Put a lid on the jar and store in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours before drinking.

Blackberry and Mint Infused Water
Blackberry and mint infused water

Aside from tasting delicious, my favorite part about this drink is the way it looks. The blackberries sit at the bottom and the mint leaves at the top, with an ombre effect of color in between. Muddle a small handful of blackberries (I just used a bowl and a spoon to do this) and add them to a glass jar. Top with a few leaves of mint (split in half for maximum flavor), and fill to the brim with cold water. Put a lid on the jar and store in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours before drinking.

Cucumber, Cilantro, and Dill Infused Water
Cucumber, cilantro, and dill infused water

This recipe is my favorite of all. These three greens come together in perfect harmony in this light, crisp, refreshing summer beverage. I’m going to keep a large jar of this drink in my refrigerator all summer long. Add a few slices of cucumber (peeled, if you so desire) to a glass jar and top with a few leaves of fresh cilantro (split in half for maximum flavor) and a tiny bit of fresh dill. Dill is very flavorful, so start with a very small amount and add more if necessary. Put a lid on the jar and store in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours before drinking.

Infused water in mason jars

What’s your favorite infused water recipe? We’d love to hear some more!

Photos by Brigette.

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Comments

Bozena -May 14, 2013, 9:31AM

Lemon , rosemary and mint – all time favorite. Oldie but goodie :)

Meg -May 14, 2013, 2:22PM

I used to think cucumber water was a little weird, but them I tried it…YUM!
So refreshing!

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Emily -May 14, 2013, 6:47PM

Darn! I wish I didn’t have to hate cilantro as much as I do!

Liv -May 14, 2013, 7:07PM

Cucumber mint is the best!

DIYEARTE - DIY -May 14, 2013, 7:10PM

Watermelon!!! I love it!!

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rose -May 14, 2013, 7:38PM

my favorite is cucumber, lemon, ginger, and mint, left in a glass container overnight.

or just lemon and ginger.

im addicted, i can’t stop drinking water when i have it like this!

Maureen Morgan -May 15, 2013, 12:10AM

I love strawberry and basil, and lemon and ginger.

Amanda -May 15, 2013, 11:51AM

I made mine last night with cucumber and sage!

balletslippers -May 15, 2013, 3:25PM

Mint and lemon or mint and ginger. Definetely gonna try the cucumber as well, though.
Also, I think basil might be nice.

Katie -May 15, 2013, 10:50PM

strawberry cucumber is delicious

ofnz -May 18, 2013, 1:08PM

putting shit in water and then blogging about it is an example of mediocre futility, beaten only by posting trollish comments on blogs…

LaurenS -May 19, 2013, 2:26PM

My favorite is lemon, cucumber, mint, and ginger.

Vinnedge Distributing Inc. -May 22, 2013, 1:20PM

I madeinfused waters with a combination of herbal teas, vegetables, and fresh herbs too. Use your imagination to create your own fun blend. Mix it up; the sky is the limit!

vhena -July 6, 2013, 11:55PM

Do I throw away the sliced fruits right after consuming the infused water or can I use it again?

CinnaMama -July 29, 2013, 3:23AM

Vhena… From what I’ve read you can keep adding water to the fruit for up to 48 hours. Of course if it’s not flavorful enough for you anymore, by all means add fresh ingredients.
Hope you are enjoying your waters :)

Sis -August 28, 2013, 11:17PM

i love to drink mint, ginger and a little lemon or lime juice… if you place all the lime the esencial (and bitter) oils will stay in the water.
i even bought a special jar for infusing water

Frederick Best -December 24, 2013, 6:18AM

it feels very refreshing views of the drawing. Thanks for the article. Very useful and inspiring. Maybe I will be a frequent visitor to your website to search for information. Thank you

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