Easy and refreshing fruit herb
infused water recipe.
Make drinking water fun,
nutritious and colorful!
Make ahead 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, and even plain water. To jazz up the water even more, I infuse it with not only mint but fruits and vegetables as well. This fruit herb infused water recipe is just a guideline…you can use your favorite fruits/veggies or simply use whatever you have on hand. I like the citrus combined with the sweet strawberries & watermelon. Cucumber is optional. Sometimes I add it and sometimes I don’t.
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Ingredients for two jars: use quart size wide mouth canning jars.
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- 10 chunks of watermelon
- 8 strawberries sliced
- 8 slices of cucumber
- Sparkling or bottled water
- Fresh mint
To assemble the drinks:
- 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 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, 5 watermelon chunks 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. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Pour the infused water in a drinking glass over ice.
Drink straight from the jar with a straw! (Click for the red and white straws.)
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.
One more tip: I harvest at least 15 stems of mint at a time. I strip the leaves from the bottom three inches of each stem. I give them all a fresh snip on the ends and put them in a little pitcher of water that I keep on my kitchen island. Whenever I want mint, it’s right there ready to use. Store-bought mint from the grocery can be stored this way as well.
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