3 Recipes to Dress Up Your Water

Ever heard this one? “I want to drink more water, I just get so bored with it! I need taste!”

A-MEN!

infused water recipesSome people are happy with a slice of lemon, some just guzzle water when it is super cold to avoid having to taste it. But there are more interesting ways to liven up your water to make it taste great and still enjoy the numerous benefits to your health and well-being. Our favorite way at Aquasana is to infuse the water with various vegetables, fruits and herbs. We served our three favorite recipes at the Natural Products Expo West last week, and they were such a big hit, we wanted to share the recipes in detail here.

 

 

 

 

Cucumber Savory

Yield: 1 ½ quarts or 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups cold Aquasana filtered water, divided
  • 20 thin slices cucumber
  • 2 lemons, sliced thin
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, slightly crushed
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, slightly crushed

Preparation:

In a 2- to 2 ½-quart pitcher, fill the bottom with about 1 cup of water. Add the thyme and rosemary and use a muddler or wooden spoon to lightly crush the herbs. Add the lemon and cucumber, then the rest of the water. Chill for at least 1 hour. Add ice cubes made from Aquasana water just before serving and enjoy!

Tangelo Dream

Yield: 1 ½ quarts or 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups cold Aquasana filtered water, divided
  • 10 strawberries, sliced thin
  • 2 tangelos, sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint, slightly crushed

Preparation:

In a 2- to 2 ½-quart pitcher, fill the bottom with about 1 cup of water. Add the mint and use a muddler or wooden spoon to lightly crush the leaves. Add the strawberry and tangelo, then the rest of the water. Chill for at least 1 hour. Add ice cubes made from Aquasana water just before serving and enjoy!

Watermelon Cooler (not served at Expo West)

Yield: 1 ½ quarts or 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups cold Aquasana filtered water, divided
  • 1 ½ C watermelon slices
  • 2 lemons, sliced thin
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint, slightly crushed

Preparation:

In a 2- to 2 ½-quart pitcher, fill the bottom with about 1 cup of water. Add the mint and use a muddler or wooden spoon to lightly crush the herbs. Add the watermelon and lemon, then the rest of the water. Chill for at least 1 hour. Add ice cubes made from Aquasana water just before serving and enjoy!

Alternative recipes

  • Plum and cinnamon (served at Expo West—tasty but subtle, and the plums sink!)
  • Pineapple and mint
  • Raspberry and lime
  • Cilantro, lime and jalapeno
  • Tarragon leaves with blueberries and raspberries
  • Cucumber, honeydew and mint
  • Tomato slices with fresh horseradish
  • Strawberry, kiwi and mint

What are your favorite ways to dress up your water? Do you know more infused water recipes? Share your secrets with us!

 

 

2 Comments so far

  1. Elisa June 14th, 2011 1:54 pm

    I’m looking forward to trying one of these recipes at my Celebrate Red, White, and Blue with Willow House party this weekend.

  2. Aquasana June 14th, 2011 2:14 pm

    The watermelon one with a few blueberries would satisfy the color requirements, and I bet it would taste pretty good!

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