These simple recipes for infused water are refreshing, easy, and delicious for summertime! These recipes are sugar-free, paleo, and AIP.

What is Infused Water?

Infused water is one of my favorite things to drink during the summer! It gets incredibly hot here in Texas, and I love having a refreshing drink that’s low in sugar and easy to make.

Infused water is essentially just adding fruit, herbs, or vegetables of your choice to cold water and allow it to sit for a short amount of time to absorb the flavor.

Infused Water Flavor Ideas

Here are the five different infused water drinks that I’ll be sharing the recipe for here…

  • Strawberry Rosemary
  • Lemon Mint
  • Blueberry basil
  • Orange ginger
  • Mango lime

The possibilities are truly endless for what you can do with infused water, so feel free to get creative!

How to Make Infused Water

  1. Wash the fruit and herbs well.
  2. Add the fruit and herbs to a glass or jar. Pour the water over and give it a light stir.
  3. Cover and transfer to the fridge. Allow chilling for two hours before enjoying.

Tips & Tricks

  • Wash your fruit very, very well!
  • Mix and match! Infused water is easy to customize.
  • Store in a water bottle or glass jar to have infused water on the go.

Can you add ice?

You certainly can add ice, though keep in mind it will water it down a bit.

Can you use sparkling water instead?

Yes! I love doing this as well. However, keep in mind that the water will go flat if you let it sit for too long, so it won’t have the same flavor intensity.

How long can you keep infused water in the fridge?

There’s a sweet spot with infused water where it’s flavorful but the fruit is still fresh. I’ve found that leaving it two hours is a great start, and you can leave it overnight and drink it soon after before the fruit starts to look a little rough. Of course, you can experiment with pushing it just a bit longer but I feel like it’s best when very fresh!

Do you really have to leave it for two hours?

What makes infused water flavorful is allowing it to sit for at least two hours so the flavors of the fruit infuse with the water. Drinking it immediately won’t have the same intense flavor.

Can you scale these recipes up to serve more?

Of course! These scale great if you’d rather make more servings either for yourself, or to serve a crowd.

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How to Make Infused Water (5 Recipes)


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x

Description

These 5 infused water recipes are easy to make and refreshing!


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Ingredients

Strawberry rosemary

  • 1/4 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 8 oz water

Blueberry basil

  • 1/4 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 8 oz water

Blueberry basil

  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 34 basil leaves
  • 8 oz water

Lemon mint

  • 1/2 medium lemon, sliced
  • 34 mint leaves
  • 8 oz water

Mango lime

  • 1/4 cup mango, cubed
  • 1/4 small lime, sliced
  • 8 oz water

Orange Ginger

  • 1/4 medium orange, sliced
  • 1 small thumb ginger, sliced
  • 8 oz water

Instructions

  1. Wash the fruit and herbs well.
  2. Add the fruit and herbs to a glass or jar. Pour the water over and give it a light stir.
  3. Cover and transfer to the fridge. Allow to chill for two hours before enjoying.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: No Cook

Keywords: infused water