I’ve recently been drinking a lot of Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade from Whole Foods because it’s so tasty and it’s been on sale! Now I have all of these empty glass bottles that are too pretty to throw away! I’ve been inspired by Pinterest (and fancy hotel lobbies) to experiment with making fruit flavored water. It’s a really tasty alternative to plain water and is easy to make with fruit you probably already have!
Let me start off by saying that I tried out two recipes, and one of them did not work. DO NOT try to make raspberry-cherry-mint water! The fruits don’t give the water any flavor, so you’re left with a minty/earthy flavor that isn’t that good. That being said, I took pictures of the failed experiment and the success while I was making them, which is why the raspberry-cherry bottle will be in some pictures.
Fruit Infused Water Recipe
To make successful citrus water, you will need:
- a few lemon slices
- a few orange slices
- a mint leaf
- a pitcher or bottle
- put the mint leaf and fruits in a bottle (you can squeeze the citrus slices slightly for extra flavor)
- fill the bottle with water
- shake it
- let the bottle sit overnight in the fridge
The result is a refreshing, flavorful, guilt-free summer drink and a great alternative to regular water!
The possibilities are really endless when it comes to fruit-infused water. I’ve compiled some ideas for ingredients and presentation via the internet.
- cucumber (a veggie, I know)
- blueberries (more for presentation than flavor)
- mason jars – perfect for individual servings
- glass bottles
- a fruit infusion pitcher (I just found out these exist)
- freeze herbs or fruits into ice cubes and use them to cool down the drinks even more
Experiment with various combinations until you find a few that you love!