5 Fruit and Herb Infused Drinks

By Suzanne York

Experts say to drink at least ½ your body weight of water in ounces…

Here are a few ways you can jazz your water up a bit and make it more interesting to quench your thirst and cool your body!

5 Fruit and Herb Infused Drinks

 

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Items needed:

  • 2 quart pitcher
  • wooden spoon or muddler
  • ice
  • fruit and herbs

 

Pineapple Mint Infused Water

  • Sprig of Mint
  • 2 cups Pineapple chunks

 

Pull leaves off of the mint stem and drop into the 2 quart pitcher. Use wooden spoon or muddler to bruise leaves and release flavor, add pineapple (muddle), add ice and water. Put in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

 

Citrus Infused Water

  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced

 

Add orange, lime and lemon slices to the pitcher and muddle, add ice and water. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

 

Watermelon Rosemary Infused Water

  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 2 cups of watermelon

 

Pull leaves off the rosemary stem and drop into 2 quart pitcher to muddle. Add 2 cups of watermelon cubes, muddle then add ice and water.

 

Raspberry Lime Infused Water

  • 2 limes
  • 2 cups raspberries

 

Quarter limes and squeeze juice into the pitcher.  Add raspberries. Muddle, add ice and water.

 

Cucumber and Ginger Infused Water

This drink is a great way to beat the bloat, ginger aids in digestion!

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger (peeled and chopped)

 

Slice cucumber and place in pitcher. Peel and chop fresh ginger and add to pitcher. Fill pitcher with water and ice.


Not sure what “muddle” means??

 

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Muddle – to press down lightly on the leaves or fruit and give it a gentle twist to release the oils from the fruit or leaf. (if it is fruit you should see juice squirting out from the flesh) Be careful not to pulverize!

Here’s a video demo on how to muddle!


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