Easy Fruit and Herb Flavored Water


Easy Fruit and Herb Flavored Water

Easy Fruit and Herb Flavored Water


  • fruit — 2 cups berries, citrus, melons, pineapple…most fruits will work (see recommended amounts in directions)
  • herbs — a sprig of mint, basil, sage, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, or lavender
  • water (tap or filtered)
  • ice
    Supplies needed:
  • 2 quart pitcher or jar with lid
  • muddler or wooden spoon


    General formula for whatever fruit/herb combination you desire.
  1. If using herbs, add fresh herbs to jar/pitcher; press and twist with muddler or handle of wooden spoon to bruise the leaves and release flavor; don’t grind the herbs into bits.
  2. Add approx. 2 cups of fruit to jar/pitcher; press and twist with muddler or handle of wooden spoon, just enough to release some of the juices
  3. Fill jar/pitcher with ice cubes.
  4. Top off jar/pitcher with water.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
    Suggested flavor combinations:
  1. ALL CITRUS (no herbs) — Slice 1 orange, 1 lime, 1 lemon into rounds, then cut the rounds in half. Add to jar and proceed with muddling, add ice & water.
  2. RASPBERRY LIME (no herbs) — Quarter 2 limes; with your hands, squeeze the juice into the jar, then throw in the squeezed lime quarters. Add 2 cups raspberries. Muddle, add ice & water.
  3. PINEAPPLE MINT — Add a sprig of mint to the jar (you can throw in the whole sprig; or, remove the leaves from the sprig, if you prefer to have the mint swimming around and distributing in the jar). Muddle the mint. Add 2 cups pineapple pieces, muddle, add ice & water.
  4. BLACKBERRY SAGE — Add sage sprig to jar and muddle. Add 2 cups blackberries; muddle, add ice & water.
  5. WATERMELON ROSEMARY — Add rosemary sprig to jar & muddle. Add 2 cups watermelon cubes; muddle, add ice and water.

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1 Comment

  1. I have been doing cucumber water for a long time, but these ideas are genius, not to mention delicious. I often make mine by the glass. The latest combo: 2 round orange slices, a small basil leaf and a little ice. Heavenly!

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