Infused Spa Waters

In APPETIZERS/COCKTAILS, Apps, Snacks & Drinks, Homepage - Apps, Snacks & Drinks, Make-ahead by Frances Largeman-Roth

 

Makes 8 servings | Prep Time: 10 mins 

If you’re already sick of drinking plain water, I’m here to help! I love going to hotels when they offer you a refreshing infused water as soon as you walk through the door. You can make the same thing at home to keep you hydrated and happy all summer long. Find your favorite combination below, or try your own creation!

To get started, you’ll need a container or pitcher that holds a gallon of water. Make sure to thoroughly wash any fruits, veggies or herbs that you’ll be using in the infusion. Once made, these waters will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

LEMON-ROSEMARY WATER

Ingredients

2 lemons
1 cup rosemary sprigs

Directions

Roll lemons on counter to release juice. Slice into wheels, discarding ends, and place the lemon wheels into pitcher, then top with the rosemary. Fill pitcher to the top with cold water and place in the refrigerator. Allow to infuse for two hours or more.

CUCUMBER-MINT WATER
Ingredients

1 cup sliced seedless cucumber
1 cup fresh mint leaves

Directions

Place the cucumber slices into pitcher, then top with the mint. Fill pitcher to the top with cold water and place in the refrigerator. Allow to infuse for two hours or more.

STRAWBERRY-TARRAGON WATER

 Ingredients

1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup tarragon sprigs, woody ends trimmed

Directions

Place the strawberry slices into pitcher, then top with the tarragon. Fill pitcher to the top with cold water and place in the refrigerator. Allow to infuse for two hours or more.

PINEAPPLE-MINT WATER

Ingredients

1 cup fresh pineapple, sliced into 1-inch pieces (1/4-inch thick)
1 cup fresh sprigs of mint, woody ends trimmed

Directions

Place pineapple and mint into pitcher. Fill pitcher to the top with cold water and place in the refrigerator. Allow to infuse for two hours or more.