11 Best Infused Water Recipes for Your Hydration

Amidst a sea of sugary and coffee drinks, I opt for infused water. It’s the go-to for a refreshing and healthier hydrating fix, especially on scorching days.

Infused water, also known as flavored water or detox water, basically is water infused with fruits, herbs, and sometimes vegetables. So, no fancy potions— you just need to grab your favorite ingredients, put them in water, and sip the goodness.

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It’s not only tasty but also good for you. Its benefits are quite diverse, ranging from ensuring proper hydration to providing a rich source of antioxidants, essential vitamins, and minerals. Additionally, it contributes to detoxification, aids in weight management, offers a mood and energy boost, and supports reduced sugar intake.

There are many ways to make natural water flavoring. You can make fruit-infused water with familiar fruits like citrus, berries, or apples, or with herbs like mint. If you still don’t know what to make, check out my 11 infused water ideas! For all recipes of detox water below, I used 6 cups of water. That will be enough for 4 servings. Here is how to make infused water:

11 Easy and Simple Infused water Recipes

A simple yet stylish way to stay refreshed and energized throughout the day.
Chilling time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 20 kcal

Ingredients
  

Citrus Infused Water

  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 1 sliced grapefruit
  • Fresh mint leaves optional

Berry Infused Water

  • 2 cups mixed berries strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves

Pineapple Jalapeño Infused Water

  • 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 jalapeño sliced (adjust to taste for spiciness)
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves

Minty melon infused water

  • 1 cup watermelon cubes
  • 1 cup cantaloupe cubes
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves

Mango Passion infused water

  • 1 cup mango chunks
  • 2 passion fruits seeds scooped out
  • 1/2 cucumber thinly sliced

Lemon ginger infused water

  • 1 large lemon thinly sliced
  • 2-3 tbsp of fresh ginger thinly sliced

Basil Cucumber Lemonade

  • 1/2 cucumber thinly sliced
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves torn
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced

Blueberry Lavender

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 3-4 lavender sprigs

Apple Cinnamon

  • 1 medium-sized apple thinly sliced
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks

Bell Pepper Mint

  • 1/2 medium cucumber sliced
  • 1/2 bell pepper (any color) thinly sliced
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves

Rosemary Orange Lemon

  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 2-3 fresh rosemary sprigs

Instructions
 

  • In a large pitcher, combine all the ingredients
  • Fill the pitcher with water.
  • Stir gently to mix the ingredients.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to infuse.
  • Serve over ice if desired.

Notes

– Wash all the ingredients thoroughly.
– If you want a more intense flavor, gently muddle the fruits and herbs with a wooden spoon or muddler to release their juices and aromas.
 
Keyword citrus, drinks, fruit, healthy, herbs, homemade, vegan, vegetarian

Infused water is generally a healthy choice, but there are potential concerns you need to keep in mind.

  • You should keep and drink detox water for 1 – 2 days.
  • Improper storage can lead to bacterial growth.
  • Leaving ingredients in water for too long may cause mold formation.
  • Acidic fruits can impact your dental health
  • Excessive consumption of specific elements should be avoided.
  • Use safe ingredients, keep it cool and clean.
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