Infused Water Recipes For Summer

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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  1. 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!

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

  4. 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 :)

  5. 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

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