Celebrate spring with these tasty infused water recipes and check out WTNH News 8, where we shared a few of our favorite recipes.
We know sugary drinks aren’t good for us because they are high in calories, and they don’t really hydrate us all that well. Caffeinated beverages like soda and coffee can actually leave us more dehydrated.
You can infuse water easily with fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices. This goes beyond the classic ubiquitous lemon slice in water. It’s one of those things where you can get super creative and think outside the bottle. The possibilities are endless!
You can infuse water with any number of herbs, spices, edible flowers, fruit and even vegetables! Here are some ideas:
Use large glass bottles or jars with lids. Give the add-ins a good wash or rinse. You can leave the fruits or veggies peeled or unpeeled. That’s up to you. Avoid any fruit that’s bruised or overly ripe, or herbs that don’t look fresh. Add the fruit, herbs, spices or whatever you want to use into a bottle of cool water. Or you could add it to the bottle and then fill it up with water. Use thin slices or small cubes because the flavor will infuse more quickly.
Let the water sit for a few hours to allow the flavors to infuse. The longer it sits, the more flavorful the water will be. Some fruits or herbs will infuse more quickly than others. Citrus is pretty instant. Herbs take a little longer. Berries take a few hours and will also release color into the water. Put the infused water in the fridge immediately after you make it or let it sit at room temperature for a little while. You should keep it in the refrigerator or put ice in it if you aren’t planning on using it right away.
Pour a glass and enjoy! You can refill the water a few times and let it infuse again, but the flavors won’t be as
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