1. Cucumber-Mint

This recipe is refreshing and light-tasting. Add 1/3 cup roughly chopped English cucumber and 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves (rinsed) to 1 quart (1 liter) water. Stir to mix well and leave to infuse for at least 1 hour, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator. The longer it infuses, the better and tastier!

2. Watermelon and Basil

Watermelon and basil is a classic combination, it’s especially popular in summer salads. But it makes a great match for flavored water too! Add 1/3 cup watermelon cubes (seeds removed) and 6 basil leaves (rinsed) to 1 quart (1 liter) water. Stir to mix well and leave to infuse for at least half an hour.

3. Cherry Lime

This is not a flavor combination you see often, but if you like tart drinks, you will like this recipe! Add 1/4 cup cherries (pitted and halved) and 4 slices of lime (seeds removed, peel intact) to 1 quart (1 liter) water. Stir to mix well and leave to infuse for at least 1 hour, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

4. Blackberry Orange & Ginger Infused Water

This is a tasty drink with added vitamins from the blueberries, orange, and ginger. Add 7 blackberries, 4 orange slices (peel intact), and 5 slices of ginger (peeled) to 1 quart (1 liter) water. Stir to mix well and leave to infuse for at least 1 hour, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

5. Sweet Fruits

If you like sweet fruits, then you’ll love this combination of peaches and plums! Add one peach (quartered), 2 plums (quartered), and a few sprigs of mint to 1 quart (1 liter) water. Crush the mint leaves to release its flavor. Stir to mix well and leave to infuse for at least 1 hour, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

6. Apple-cinnamon

Infused water drinks don’t need to be all about summer! This drink will take you straight back to fall! Add ½ cup roughly chopped red apple, ½ cup roughly chopped pear, and one cinnamon stick to 1 quart (1 liter) water. Stir to mix well and leave to infuse for at least 1 hour, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

7. Apple-orange

For a drink that reminds you of apple cider, try this infusion of apple and oranges. Add ½ cup roughly chopped red apple, 2 orange halves, one cinnamon, and a few cloves to 1 quart (1 liter) water. Stir to mix well and leave to infuse for at least 1 hour, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

8. Grapefruit and rosemary

The bitter and woodsy flavors of rosemary and grapefruit will certainly wake up your taste buds! To make this interesting infusion, add 1 grapefruit (quartered) and a few sprigs of rosemary (crushed to release flavor) to 1 quart (1 liter) water. Stir to mix well and leave to infuse for at least 1 hour, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

9. Pineapple and coconut

See this infusion as a ‘fake it till you make it’ piña colada. Perfect for those days when you’re watching your waistline. To make it, add 1 cup of pineapple chunks, 1 cup of coconut chunks, and 1 lime (thinly sliced) to 1 quart (1 liter) water. Stir to mix well and leave to infuse for at least 1 hour, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

10. Kiwi and cinnamon

Kiwi and cinnamon is not a flavor combination you see often, but it definitely works! Make this unique infusion by adding 3 large kiwis (sliced) and 3 cinnamon sticks to 1 quart (1 liter) water. Stir to mix well and leave to infuse for at least 1 hour, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

11. Floral

If you like floral undertones in water, then try this combination of oranges, lavender and chamomile.  Add 2 small oranges (sliced, peel intact), 12 sprigs of fresh lavender, and 1 chamomile tea bag to 1 quart (1 liter) water. Stir to mix well and leave to infuse for at least 1 hour, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

12. Strawberry and basil

Like watermelon, strawberries also go well with sweet and herbaceous basil.  Add ½ cup strawberries (stems removed and sliced) and 6 fresh basil leaves (bruised to release flavor) to 1 quart (1 liter) water. Stir to mix well and leave to infuse for at least 1 hour, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

13. Mango and Raspberry

The combination of mango and raspberry, together with the zingy taste of ginger makes the perfect refreshing drink. Add 1 mango (peeled and cubed), 2 cups raspberries, and 1 inch of ginger (peeled and sliced) to 1 quart (1 liter) water. Stir to mix well and leave to infuse for at least 1 hour, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Once the water has infused for more than four hours, you can remove the fruits and herbs, and store the flavored water in the refrigerator for up to three days. Enjoy ice cold!