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.
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 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 Assembly
- Place several fresh mint leaves in each jar. (I like a lot of mint so I use 8 – 10 leaves.)
- Cut 4 slices out of the middle of the lemon and the lime.
- Squeeze the juice from the ends of the lemon and lime over the mint.
- To each jar add: 2 lemon slices, 2 lime slices, half the strawberries, half the watermelon, and 4 slices of cucumber.
- Fill to the top with sparkling or bottled water. (Sparkling lemon water is especially good.)
- 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.
- Fresh herbs and fresh fruit offer the best infusions, but frozen fruit can also be used.
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.
More Refreshing Beverages
Fruit Infused Water
- 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
- 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.