13 Delicious Water Infused Recipes for Summer

Water is the most effective form of hydration, but sometimes you want to drink something with a little flavor. Consuming glass after glass of water can get a little boring.

Today, store shelves are lined with products that promise to make your plain old water taste great! At first glance, these products seem like the perfect answer. But some include added sweeteners or artificial flavoring.

Why Water Infused Recipes?

So what are you to do if you’re trying to cut back on soda and consume fewer calories throughout the day? Today we have a delicious, thirst quenching answer to this problem!

Infused water recipes provide the flavor you don’t get with unflavored water. These recipes also help you avoid the extra sugars found in many beverages such as soda, sports drinks, or juices. And without the added sweeteners, infused water helps you avoid the extra calories you want to avoid.

Throwing a lemon in your water may sound boring. Besides, isn’t that what the cafe did at lunch? A water infused recipe is more in depth than just tossing a lemon in your water. But don’t worry – the recipes don’t require any prior mixology prerequisites. These recipes combine fruit, herbs, and other natural ingredients to add flavor and provide extra nutrients.

How to Make an Infused Water Recipe?

As previously noted, making these recipes is quite simple. But there are a few tricks to make it even easier for yourself.

1.Start with a good glass pitcher or mason jar.
2.Make sure your favorite herbs and fruit are fresh.
3.Let it set for at least four hours (or even overnight).

13 Water Infused Recipes

These 13 water infused recipes will not only quench your thirst, but will provide you with the flavor you might be missing from drinking plain old water.

Mint Infused Water Recipes

strawberry mint

Strawberry Mint Water

This simple recipe is sure to refresh everyone. And it’s perfect for your next party or for your next trip to the gym. Just be sure to muddle the leaves to release even more mint flavor.

Photo: Kylie Chevalier; Recipe: Ally of Inspired by This

citrus mint

Citrus Mint Infused Water

Loaded with antioxidants, this recipe not only hydrates your thirst but also boosts your immune system. The grapefruit and lemon deliver a citrus punch while the mint and cucumber provide a refreshing twist.

Photo and recipe: Leigh Ann Chatagnier of My Diary of Us


Blackberry Mint Water

This recipe supplies your daily dose of flavonoids to boost your immune system and satisfy your thirst.

Photo and recipe: Katie Enzenberger of The Casual Craftlete

mojito water

Mojito Water

Want to enjoy the happy without the hangover? Try an alcohol-free version of this refreshing classic.

Photo and recipe: Rebecca Hubbell of Sugar & Soul

Fruit Infused Water Recipes


Lavender Lemonade

Lemonade may the most satisfying thirst quencher on a hot summer’s day. Adding lavender to the summer classic adds a uniquely sweet twist that tastes a good as it looks.

Photo and recipe: Kelly Gellner of Eat Yourself Skinny


Watermelon Basil Water

It’s not summer without watermelon. The unofficial summer fruit is seen everywhere from fashion to backyard barbecues creating smiles all summer long. Now you can enjoy it beyond your plate with this watermelon basil infused water recipe.

Photo and recipe: Natasha Kravchuk of Natasha’s Kitchen


Blueberry Orange Water

Blueberries and oranges might not been seen in the same fruit salad, but this unlikely pairing combines for over-the-top flavor!

Photo and recipe: Peachy Adarne of The Peach Kitchen

pear vanilla

Pear Vanilla Water

Pear, ginger, and cinnamon sound like strange ingredient for a beverage. But this tasty little recipe will help digestion, ease and ailing tummy, and provide a complex, yet delicious drinking experience.

Photo and recipe: Beth Manos Brickey of Tasty Yummies


Grapefruit Rosemary Water

You don’t have to be on a diet to enjoy this refreshing combination. The citrus-herbal combination of grapefruit and rosemary create a delicious experience that’s sure to be a summer favorite.

Photo and recipe: Beth Manos Brickey of Tasty Yummies

apple pie water

Apple Cinnamon Water

It may be mid-summer, but you don’t have to wait until fall to satisfy your apple pie craving. Photo and recipe: Krissy Allori of Self-Proclaimed Foodie

strawberry jalapeno water

Strawberry Jalapeno Water

Springtime allergies getting the best of you? Add a little heat to your water to clear your sinuses. The subtle jalapeno flavor is perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the strawberries. The result is a flavor that is unique and unexpected.

Photo and recipe: Sue Moran of The View from the Great Island

rainbow water

Rainbow Citrus Water

Kelly of the Pretty Bee explains this recipe best: “It’s beautiful, and full of citrus flavor!” Choose all of your favorite citrus fruits (Grapefruit, oranges, lemons, and limes, oh, my!) to create a spectrum of flavors. Your mouth will think it’s drinking a rainbow!

Photo and recipe: Kelly Roenicke of The Pretty Bee

Miscellaneous Infused Water

cardamom rose water

Cardamom Rose Water

Cardamom, the aromatic seeds of a ginger family plant, is known for its properties similar to ginger. Combined with rose petals, this beverage provides the perfect relaxing alternative to a cup of hot tea.

Photo and recipe: Sue Moran of The View from the Great Island

ginger peach water

Ginger Peach Water

Enjoy the digestive benefits of ginger alongside the wonderful flavor of peach. This delicious combo will improve your stomach’s digestion and your skin’s appearance.

Photo and recipe: Sarah Ehlinger of Very Sari


No longer do you have to choose between high calorie prepackaged drinks or flavorless water. Skip the added sweeteners but still enjoy the flavor! Choose one of these 13 water infused recipes next time you need to add some flavor to your hydration.


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