Infused Waters


This works best with an infusing pitcher (click the link to see the one I have, around $20), or if you place your ingredients in cheese cloth. I find that depending on the ingredients, you can keep a pitcher going (replacing water as you drink it) for about a week.

If you drink a lot of water, or if you’d like to drink more, this is a great way to make it a little more exciting.

Here are my favorites combinations of herbs/veggies/fruits:

Cucumber and Lime
Add four or five slices of cucumber and half of a lime (squeezed) for a super refreshing blend.Rosemary and Lime
Add FRESH PICKED rosemary and half of a lime. This sounds a little mysterious, but I promise the rosemary and lime combo is really pleasant.
Cucumber and Ginger
Add sliced cucumber and sliced ginger. This is also good with fresh mint.Mint Cucumber
Fresh spearmint or mountain mint with cucumber slices.

Orange Ginger or Lemon Ginger
Just like it sounds…half of an orange or a lemon with sliced ginger.

Lemon Thyme
Fresh thyme sprigs with slices of lemon.

All of these are best after sitting for a bit, and if you have time, try starting with warm water and chilling until it is ice cold. That way the heat brings out the flavor into the water, as it would with tea or sun tea.

These are also all great combined with iced teas…which are delicious with mashed berries!

I hope that you try some of these! Drinking water is so important, and this helps make it a bit more interesting.

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