Water Recipes

Here are some amazing flavored water recipes to go with the Wild About Water post. Garnishments may be added to all recipes. Try them out and let us know how you like them. Or add one of your own. We’d love to hear from you.

CITRUS CUCUMBER WATER

1 large lemon, sliced

1 large lime, sliced

1 large orange, sliced

1 large cucumber, sliced

1 half-gallon of water

Place all the sliced fruits and the cucumber in a glass pitcher and add water. Refrigerate for two hours to allow flavors to infuse, serve in glasses over ice.

CUCUMBER–HERBAL WATER

5 cups water

10 thin slices of cucumber

2 lemon slices

2 sprigs of fresh mint

3 sprigs of rosemary

Put water in pitcher and add lemon slices and cucumber slices. Crush mint and rosemary to release flavor, then add to other ingredients. Refrigerate for several hours. Serve in glasses over ice.

CUCUMBER–MELON WATER

1 large cucumber, sliced

1/4 honeydew melon, cubed

1/4 cantaloupe, cubed

1 half-gallon water

Place cucumber and melons in a glass pitcher and add water. Refrigerate for 2 hours, and serve over ice.

HONEYDEW–LIME WATER

2–3 slices of ripe honeydew melon

1 lime, sliced

4 sprigs of mint

1 half-gallon of water

Add melon slices, lime slices and mint sprigs to a large pitcher; fill with the half-gallon of water and refrigerate 2–4 hours. Serve in ice-filled glasses.

HERB AND BERRY–FLAVORED WATER

1 cup fresh blueberries, lightly crushed

2  4–inch sprigs of fresh rosemary. lightly bruised  (to release more flavor)

1 half-gallon of water

Add blueberries and rosemary sprigs to a large pitcher; fill with the half-gallon of water and refrigerate 2–4 hours. Serve in ice-filled glasses.

LEMON–LAVENDER WATER

3 large lemons, sliced

1/4 cup fresh lavender

1 half-gallon of water

Add lemon slices and lavender to pitcher; pour water over both and refrigerate for 2 hours.

LEMON–MINT or LEMON-BASIL WATER

4 lemons, sliced

1 1/2 cups firmly packed fresh mint or basil leaves

6–8 cups water

6–8 cups ice cubes

Fresh mint or basil sprigs

Place lemon slices in a large pitcher. Rub the mint or basil leaves between the palms of your hands to bruise the leaves slightly. Add to the pitcher with lemon and pour in the water. Cover and chill 1–8 hours.

Strain lemon–water mixture and discard herbs. Divide lemon slices and additional fresh mint or basil sprigs equally among 6–8 glasses. In each glass, add 1 cup of ice cubes, then fill with lemon water.

FRUIT WATER

1 each of the following fruits: apple, lemon, orange, pear

4 large strawberries

Handful of raspberries

Handful of mint leaves

1 half-gallon of water

Cut large slices or thin wedges of each fruit; place them in a large glass pitcher and add cold water. Refrigerate 2 hours and serve over ice in tall glasses.

Enjoy!

xoxo~Tracy

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