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23 Flavoured Water Recipes That Are Beyond Refreshing

No matter the time of year.

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Nectarine, Basil and Clementine Infused Water

Nectarine, Basil and Clementine Infused Water

Nectarine and basil may sound a little strange, but trust us, this combination is a real winner. A few slices of clementine seal the deal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium nectarines, sliced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 mandarin oranges, sliced
  • 2 quarts water

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large glass carafe or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours.

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Mint Julep Infused Water


If you love this Kentucky Derby-staple, try it water form. Add a few slices of lemon, mint leaves, a tablespoon of ginger slices and water in a large pitcher. Let the ingredients sit overnight, then serve over ice. FYI: This happens to your body when you drink eight full glasses of water every day.

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Strawberry-Lavender Infused Water

Strawberry-Lavender Infused Water

A little bit of lavender goes a long way, so be sure not to overdo it! This pretty combo screams summer, but you can also dry out the lavender and enjoy this anytime.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3 fresh lavender sprigs or 1 tsp. dried culinary lavender
  • 2 quarts water

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large glass carafe or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours.

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Raspberry and Lemon Infused Water

Raspberry and Lemon Infused Water

If you’re craving raspberry lemonade but are trying to cut back on your sugar intake, this infused water is the perfect substitute.
Ingredients:
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 3 lemon slices

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large glass carafe or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours. Strain before serving.

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Peachy Navel Infused Water


Get the sweet and fruity taste of a Fuzzy Navel without the schnapps. In a carafe combine water with fresh peach, orange and lime slices. After infusing overnight, serve chilled.  

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Rosemary and Ginger Infused Water

Rosemary and Ginger Infused Water

Aromatic and slightly spicy, this infused water is great for winter holidays and celebrations.

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts water
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large glass carafe or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours. Strain before serving.

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Grapefruit and Coriander Infused Water

Grapefruit and Coriander Infused Water

Packed with bright flavour, this infused water gives you another reason to pull out your coriander seeds.

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/2 small grapefruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large glass carafe or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours. Strain before serving.

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Cinnamon Apple Infused Water


For a fall-inspired infused water, add half a sliced Granny Smith apple, cinnamon stick and four allspice berries to a pitcher of water. Let sit overnight and then serve chilled.

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Pomegranate and Pear Infused Water

Pomegranate and Pear Infused Water

If you can’t find a pomegranate at your local grocery store, you can substitute it with a splash of pomegranate juice just before serving.

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/2 small pear, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds (Read up on the unexpected health benefits this ruby red fruit has to offer.)
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large glass carafe or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours. Strain before serving.

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Blackberry and Sage Infused Water

Blackberry and Sage Infused Water

Muddling the sage leaves a bit before adding the blueberries and water will intensify their flavour in the final product.

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 3 sprigs fresh sage

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large glass carafe or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours. Strain before serving.

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Spring Lemon Verbena Infused Water


Combine six fresh lemon verbena sprigs, half a cup of fresh blueberries and water in a large pitcher for a light and herb-y infused water.

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Tangerine and Thyme Infused Water

Tangerine and Thyme Infused Water

Who doesn’t love the bright and juicy flavour of tangerine? The addition of thyme really rounds out this infused water.

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 tangerines, sliced
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large glass carafe or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours. Strain before serving.

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Apple and Ginger Infused Water

Apple and Ginger Infused Water

Tart and spicy, this infused water is like fall in a glass.

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 medium tart apple, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sliced fresh gingerroot

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large glass carafe or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours. Strain before serving.

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Sweet and Spicy Pear Infused Water


In a large pitcher, add a sliced pear, half a sliced peach, a tablespoon of fresh ginger and cover with water. After letting the ingredients steep overnight, serve chilled.

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Lemon, Ginger and Turmeric Infused Water

Lemon, Ginger and Turmeric Infused Water

This is a fantastic pick-me-up when you’re feeling a little under the weather or find yourself in need of a health boost. Turmeric is commonly used in Indian cuisines, and studies indicate it’s chock full of antioxidants.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 4 slices fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 2 quarts water

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large glass carafe or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours.

Questioning if you can use frozen fruit to infuse water? You definitely can. Just keep in mind, these frozen foods are red flags for nutritionists.

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Triple Berry Blast

In a large pitcher, cover half a cup of cut strawberries, raspberries and blackberries with cold water. Let sit in a fridge for 12-24 hours then enjoy.

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Grape and Mint Infused Water

Grape and Mint Infused Water

It’ll truly feel like spring when you sip this juicy and minty infused water.

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 3 fresh mint sprigs

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large glass carafe or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours. Strain before serving.

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Pineapple and Mint Infused Water

Pineapple and Mint Infused Water

This pineapple and mint water is like a tropical cocktail but without the sticky-sweet taste.

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/4 fresh pineapple, sliced
  • 3 fresh mint sprigs

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large glass carafe or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours. Strain before serving.

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Spiced Blood Orange Infused Water

Perfect on a fall or winter day, this infused water includes a sliced blood orange, five whole cloves and two whole star anise. After the ingredients have infused the water overnight, serve chilled.

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Citrus and cucumber infused water

Citrus and Cucumber Infused Water

If you’ve ever enjoyed cucumber and citrus in a drink before, you know how beautifully they go together. Skip the soda and try this instead for the ultimate in infused water refreshment.
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 medium lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 lime, sliced
  • 1/2 medium orange, sliced
  • 2 quarts water

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large glass carafe or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours.

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Cantaloupe, Mint and Lemon Infused Water

Cantaloupe, Mint and Lemon Infused Water

Nothing beats fresh melon. You can also play around with this recipe and swap cantaloupe for honeydew or watermelon, or go ahead and use all three.

Ingredients:

  • 5 fresh mint sprigs
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 1 cup cubed cantaloupe
  • 2 quarts water

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large glass carafe or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours.

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Pear and Fennel Infused Water


To a large carafe, add half a sliced pear, 3 fresh rosemary sprigs, half a sliced fennel bulb and water. Serve with ice after steeping for 12-24 hours.

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Cranberry, Orange and Cardamom Infused Water

Cranberry, Orange and Cardamom Infused Water

This gorgeous infused water would make a great addition to your holiday dinner table.

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 small navel orange, sliced
  • 4 cardamom pods

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a large glass carafe or pitcher. Cover and refrigerate 12-24 hours. Strain before serving.

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Originally Published on Taste of Home