12 Ways to Make Water the Most Delicious Thing Ever

by in Healthy Recipes, June 8, 2014

infused water
These flavored waters are healthier than sugared-up sodas, iced teas and lemonades — but a whole lot more exciting than plain old H2O. Infused with fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, they’re everything you never knew you a wanted in a glass of water. Thirsty yet?

Strawberry-Cucumber Water
It sounds like the start to a fruity summer cocktail, but stop while you’re ahead: This refreshing infusion doesn’t need a splash of booze to satisfy. (Seriously!)
strawberry-cucumber water

Tomato-Basil Water
Why should Caprese salad have all the fun? This infused water captures the ultimate summer combination of tomato and basil right in your glass. Bonus points for beauty.
tomato water

Pineapple-Mint-Ginger Water
Sip this after you get off the sailboat: Mint and ginger are two time-tested stomach soothers. Combined with pineapple, they make for a drink that tastes tropical but is easy to make.
pineapple water

Orange-Fennel Water
A sophisticated twist on infused water, this is a great way to finish a fancy meal. Fragrant fennel stalks and fronds infuse the water; use fresh slices of the bulb to serve.
fennel

Raspberry-Orange Water
Nothing says “summer” like bright, fresh fruit tumbling around in your water glass. Crushing the raspberries before infusing helps them impart the most flavor into your drink.
raspberry-orange water

Cantaloupe-Infused Water
Ripe melon and a frosty glass of ice water are two of summer’s most refreshing treats. Combine them into one with this sweet sip.
cantaloupe water

Tomato-Celery-Bell Pepper Water
Seasonal vegetables aren’t only for your salad: This trio of summer veggies brightens up a pitcher of water.
tomato-celery-pepper water

Watermelon-Mint Water
Muddled mint and watermelon make for a drink that’s bursting with refreshing flavors. Serve a pitcher at your next backyard soiree and watch kids and adults alike clamor to refill their glasses.
watermelon-mint

Apple-Cinnamon Water
Warm apple cider isn’t the only thing that’s served with a stick of cinnamon: This autumn-inspired infused water celebrates the classic beverage in a summer-ready glass of ice water.
apple cinnamon water

Grapefruit-Infused Water
For everyone who loves the sweet-tart taste of grapefruit, this infusion is your jam: A twist on the classic lemon water, it has the subtle splash of fresh citrus to up the refreshment factor, but with a new flavor to keep things interesting.
grapefruit

Cucumber-Infused Water|
Much better than standard spa water and its soggy cucumbers: Here, the cukes infuse the water for a few hours, but then are drained and replaced with fresh, crunchy slices to serve.
cucumber water

Lemon-Infused Water
Sure, squeezing a wedge of lemon into a glass of ice water could get the job done, but letting whole slices infuse adds a more delicate and evenly distributed flavor to your drink.
lemon water

Merritt Watts is a writer and eater in San Francisco, where strawberries are almost always in season.

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  4. Chris says:

    This is a great article. For more infused water recipes, I like a site called fruitinfusedwaters.com. They also have a lot of fruit infused water recipes!

  5. @arkah01 says:

    Stopped reading after "H20". It's not twenty. It's supposed to be a capital o. Can't take someone seriously that screws something like that up. :P

  6. Judy says:

    You obviously knew the subject matter. Why make an issue about the small stuff.

  7. […] Sip this after you get off the sailboat: Mint and ginger are two time-tested stomach soothers. Combined with pineapple, they make for a drink that tastes tropical but is easy to make. DISCOVER MORE REFRESHING H20 RECIPES HERE […]

  8. Kate says:

    Those pictures are awesome! They make everything look so cool, tasty and refreshing. Gotta' try some of these! Thanks, Kate

  9. Max says:

    Great stuff as always, I've been drinking lemon water for health reasons, but now will do it because of these tatsty recipes. In case you need more motivation to drink it check out this http://rootandsprouts.com/benefits-of-lemon-water

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