Fruit Infused Water Recipe in a Mason Jar

Easy and refreshing fruit infused water recipe. Make drinking water fun, nutritious and colorful! Make this infused water in mason jars and always have it on hand.

jar of fruit infused water with straw

One of the reasons I enjoy growing mint in my herb garden is because I love to use it in drinks. I add it to lemonade, orange juice, Fresca, and even plain water. To jazz up the water even more, I infuse it with not only mint, but fruits and vegetables as well.

Why This Recipe Works So Well

Fruit infused water recipes are simply guidelines…you can use your favorite fruits and veggies, or use whatever you have on hand. It can be made quickly and the jars look beautiful lined up in your refrigerator! This delicious water is a healthy alternative to sugary drinks.

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ingredients for fruit infused water

Ingredients For Two Jars

Note: use quart size wide mouth canning jars.

  • 1 lemon.
  • 1 lime. (Any citrus fruits are delicious.)
  • 1 cup diced watermelon.
  • 8 sliced strawberries (any other type of berry can be used: raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries.)
  • 8 slices of cucumber.
  • Sparkling water, club soda, filtered water, flavored water, or bottled water.
  • Fresh mint.
  • More ideas for additions: rosemary, pineapple, apple, grapefruit, melons such as honeydew + canteloupe, fresh basil, lavender, coconut, a cinnamon stick, fresh ginger, citrus rinds,
fruit infused water ingredients and jars

Fruit Infused Water Assembly

  1. Place several fresh mint leaves in each jar. (I like a lot of mint so I use 8 – 10 leaves.)
  2. Cut 4 slices out of the middle of the lemon and the lime. 
  3. Squeeze the juice from the ends of the lemon and lime over the mint. 
  4. To each jar add: 2 lemon slices, 2 lime slices, half the strawberries, half the watermelon, and 4 slices of cucumber.
  5. Fill to the top with sparkling or bottled water. (Sparkling lemon water is especially good.)
  6. Screw on the caps and shake the jars. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. It takes this long for the flavors to mingle with each other.
  7. Fresh herbs and fresh fruit offer the best infusions, but frozen fruit can also be used.
fruit for infused water and jars with straws

How To Serve

  • Pour the infused water in a drinking glass over ice. 
  • Drink straight from the glass jar with a straw!
  • This fruit water can also be assembled in a lidded pitcher. If made in a pitcher, there is room to add ice cubes. Make sure to stir well.

Infused Water Tips

  • If I finish a jar of infused water and the fruit is less than a day old, I refill the jar and use the fixings again. After two times, the fruit and mint lose their taste. 
  • If you grow your own mint, harvest 10 or 15 stems at a time. Strip the leaves from the bottom 3 inches of each stem. Give all the ends a fresh snip, and place them in a small vessel of water. Whenever you need mint, it will be right there ready to use.
  • Store-bought mint from the grocery can be stored this way as well. 
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jar of fruit infused water with straw

Fruit Infused Water

Easy and refreshing fruit infused water recipe. Make drinking water fun, nutritious and colorful! Make this infused water in mason jars and always have it on hand.
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Servings: 2 jars
Author: Ann Drake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigeration time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 large lemon (sliced)
  • 1 large lime (sliced)
  • 1 cup watermelon (diced)
  • 4 large strawberries (sliced)
  • 8 slices cucumber
  • fresh mint
  • sparkling or bottled water

Instructions

  • Place several mint leaves in the bottom of two 32 oz. wide mouth mason jars.
  • Slice the lemon and the lime.
  • Squeeze the juice from the ends of the lemon and lime into the jars.
  • To each jar add 2 slices of lemon, 2 slices of lime, half the watermelon, 2 sliced strawberries, and 4 cucumber slices.
  • Fill up each jar with sparkling or bottled water.
  • Place the lid on both jars and shake to mix the ingredients.
  • Refrigerate 2 hours before drinking.

Nutrition

Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 488IU | Vitamin C: 77mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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9 Comments

  1. Great ideas for summer drinks and nice to have them delicious with or without alcohol added.
    As to your lost routine it may very well have something to do with having a new puppy 🐶.Just saying.She is adorable.

  2. I love the candle ideas! I am definitely going to give it try!
    Thank you
    Deborah

  3. pamela LePage says:

    Love your recipe!!! I use fruit in my all the time . It makes drinking water so much better and enjoyable…..

  4. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I will be trying this, i don’t mind drinking water but sometimes it could use something different. Thanks Ann

  5. This look amazing! Making a trip to the store today!!!

  6. Sounds very refreshing.

  7. Peggy Awald says:

    Thank you it sounds easy and amazing ,love your blog peggy

  8. I have been wanting to try making infused water, and this post was a good reminder. Thank you for the easy instructions. Yours looks so refreshing!

  9. Love the infused waters! What a treat to enjoy on the porch on a summer day! Very pretty as well!