infused water recipes

15 Refreshing Infused Water Recipes to Quench Your Thirst!

Infused water, as the name suggests, is plain water mixed with other ingredients that enhance its flavor. Many people like adding lemon or cucumber slices to their water, which are quite common flavor enhancers in water. However, various types of fruits and fresh herbs also make for delicious additions to boost not only the flavor but also the nutritional content of water.

There is no doubt that making your own infused water can encourage you to stay hydrated throughout the day. So, here’s our list of the top 15 infused water recipes you can make at home.

1. Strawberry, Lime, and Mint Infused Water

All you need to make this guiltless “strawberry limeade” is to combine equal parts freshly sliced cucumbers and strawberries with some fresh limes and mint leaves. Stir them all with cold water and let the drink sit for at least ten minutes. Your delicious strawberry-infused lemonade is ready! You can even refill the pitcher up to four times before creating a fresh batch.

2. Cucumber Lemon Infused Water

Nothing beats the soothing simplicity of this infused water. Lemons, mint leaves, and cucumbers add a subtle hint of flavor to this drink that makes it taste refreshing without an overpowering flavor. Just remember to replace the lemon rind every few hours, as it can make your infused water taste bitter after a while.

3. Blueberry Orange Infused Water

Look no further for a delicious, immune-boosting drink! This infused water calls for freshly sliced oranges, a handful of blueberries, ice, and water. After mixing everything thoroughly, let the infused water sit for at least two hours before serving. Oranges and blueberries infuse a natural tartness and sweetness into your drink. Consider crushing the fruits if you want to intensify the flavors more.

4. Apple Cinnamon Infused Water

Anyone craving spiced apple cider during the off-season will feel satisfied after this drink! Be sure to use a cinnamon stick, not ground cinnamon, to make this infused water. A cinnamon stick works best because it gets infused instead of forming clumps in the water. The recipe also recommends using Ambrosia, Envy, Fuji, Gala, or Honeycrisp apples to make this drink taste perfectly refreshing and fall-worthy.

5. Watermelon, Lemon, and Lime Infused Water

A delicious balance of sweet and sour, this refreshing infused water will keep you hydrated all summer long. The lemon and lime in this drink pair perfectly with ripe, juicy chunks of watermelon. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a tastier drink! Be sure to share a pitcher with all your neighbors this BBQ season!

6. Pomegranate and Pear Infused Water

Who would have thought these fruits go together so well? But once you taste this infused water, you’ll realize how brilliant this flavor combination is! Remember to muddle the fruits (gently crush them) to further enhance the flavors. It’s also best to refrigerate this drink for at least 12 hours to allow the flavors to come together. Then, you just have to strain and serve!

7. Kiwi, Cucumber, and Lime Infused Water

This would be perfect for serving on St. Patrick’s Day, with the vibrant green colors making it look all the more enticing. There is hardly any prep needed for this recipe since you don’t have to peel the produce before adding them to the water. Simply stir all your ingredients together and refrigerate the water for 30 minutes to an hour, and enjoy your refreshing, low-calorie beverage.

8. Mango, Raspberry, and Ginger Infused Water

We love the bright, luscious pink colors in this drink! Mangoes and raspberries provide the perfect contrast of sweetness and tartness in this infused water, ensuring that you’ll keep coming back for more. The other major ingredient here is sliced ginger, a powerful aromatic root that aids digestion, reduces nausea, and even fights infections. This drink is as invigorating as it’s delicious!

9. Instant Pot Pineapple Blueberry Infused Water

This recipe shows you how to make infused water in minutes with the help of an Instant Pot! Add equal parts of fresh or frozen blueberries, pineapple, water, and fresh mint. Next, set the Instant Pot to manual and select high pressure. Cook it for five minutes and do a quick release. Pour the infused water over ice, or add it to a pitcher and let it cool in the fridge before serving.

10. Strawberry, Kiwi, and Lemon Infused Water

It’s hard to beat this classic flavor combination. This infused water tastes almost like a strawberry lemonade without the guilt of a sugary drink and excess calories. All you need is equal portions of kiwis and lemons, plus fresh strawberries and mint leaves. Stir everything together in a pitcher of water, then refrigerate for at least a couple of hours to enjoy.

11. Peach and Ginger Infused Water

This recipe is an excellent way to use up ripe peaches. Simply peel the peaches, remove the pits, and halve each of them before adding them to a water pitcher. Next, peel the skin from part of a ginger root and add that to the water. The final ingredient is a few sprigs of fresh cilantro. Come peach season, this easy recipe will be your go-to for a soul-soothing drink!

12. Lavender, Lemon, and Blueberry Infused Water

Step aside warm milk; this lavender-flavored infused water is the new kid on the block. It’s an easy, healthy, and delicious way to relax and unwind before bed. It’s recommended to refrigerate this drink overnight, so make sure you whip up a batch of this calming beverage long before you actually need it. Along with several sprigs of fresh lavender, add fresh blueberries and lemon slices to complete this infused water.

13. Blood Orange and Thyme Infused Water

If you want something citrusy and need a break from lemons or limes, you’ve got to try this! The blood oranges add a nice pop of color to this unique drink. It’s also a low-calorie drink that contains a decent amount of potassium and calcium and takes less than five minutes to throw together. Top it off with some ice before serving.

14. Cranberry and Rosemary Infused Water

Talk about festive; this infused water was made for the holiday season! This recipe is considered a “stomach cleanse,” and while that claim may or may not be 100% accurate, there certainly are health benefits linked to eating fresh cranberries. Beyond that, the taste is undeniably delicious. This aromatic and vibrant cranberry and rosemary-infused water is perfect to sip on when you want a restorative drink!

15. Grapefruit, Lemon, Cucumber, and Mint Infused Water

Wake up your tastebuds in the morning with this zesty drink. All you need is grapefruit, lemon, cucumber, some fresh mint leaves, and filtered water. And remember to chill this overnight for the best results. This beverage is a great alternative to regular fruit juices since it has no added sugar but still contains the soluble vitamins from fresh produce.

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.