6 types of flavored waters in jars

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Water…. we ALL know we need more of this. All of us!

To me water is.. watery.. it’s boring.  It tastes like nothing.  I have really really been trying to increase my water intake but in order to do so, I needed to make it taste good.  How can you make water taste good?  Everyone has put lemon in their water at home.. but it doesn’t do much for me! These Fruit Flavored water recipes are sure to help you get your full water intake every day!

I have seen so many versions of fruit infused flavored water, Monica over at The Yummy Life has some of my favorites!  There are also great ideas found at 52 Kitchen Adventures & Nancy Creative!

I decided to get my own creative juices going and come up with some of my own flavor combinations…  not only has my water intake grown, my entire FAMILY drinks more water now!  My girls love their flavored water and are very happy to have a glass of this instead of soda!  These are NOT sweet drinks like lemonade, they just have a hint of flavors of the items you add!

Each morning I’ve been filling a drink dispenser similar to this one with lots of ice, my ingredients and water!  We set it on the counter and everyone loves it!  The top two favorites are the citrus kiss mixture and the strawberry basil!  It’s great to play with your own combinations!

Repin Naturally Flavored Water Here

Below you fill find the directions for these fruit flavored water recipes:

  • Citrus Kiss
  • Mango Lime
  • Rosemary Watermelon
  • Mixed Berry
  • Strawberry Basil
  • Blueberry Mint

My next concoctions include blackberries, ginger, pineapple, and oregano!  I absolutely love this and the effects it has had on my family and I!

Note:  The citrus peel (lemon) can become bitter if left too long.  Once you are happy with the flavor of the Citrus Kiss water, you may like to remove the fruit.

collage of various flavors of water

Here are some items you’ll need for this recipe:

* Large Pitcher * Water * Wooden Spoon *

6 types of flavored waters in jars
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Flavored Water

Choose your favorite combination of fruits and herbs and sip the day away!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Steep 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 cups

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups fruit see notes for options
  • 2 sprigs herbs see notes for options
  • 3 cups ice
  • water to fill pitcher

Instructions 

  • Place fruit and herbs in a 2 qt pitcher along with approximately 1 cup of water (no need to measure).
  • Using a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon, slightly crush the herbs & fruit according to directions below to release the flavors. You don't want to completely crush the fruit but if it gets a little smooshed that's ok!
  • Add 3 cups of ice and fill the pitcher with water.
  • Allow flavors to steep about 1-2 hours and enjoy!

Notes

Citrus Kiss
•1 each lime & orange, ½ lemon, all sliced.
•Muddle all ingredients, fill with ice & water, and chill.
Mango Lime
•1 Large (or 2 small) ripe mango cubed, 1 lime sliced
•Muddle lime and ¼ of the mango slices. fill with ice & water. Add remaining mango chunks and chill.
Rosemary Watermelon
•2 sprigs Fresh Rosemary, 2 cups cubed watermelon
•Muddle Rosemary & ¼ cup of watermelon. Fill with ice & water. Add remaining watermelon and chill.
Mixed Berry
•2 cups fresh mixed berries including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
•Gently and very slightly muddle blueberries, blackberries and/or raspberries. Add sliced strawberries. Fill with ice & water and chill.
Strawberry Basil
•2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, ½ cup fresh basil leaves
•Muddle Basil. Add sliced strawberries. Fill with ice & water and chill.
Blueberry Mint
•2 cups blueberries, 2 sprigs mint
•Muddle mint. Add blueberries & very slightly muddle. Fill with ice & water and chill.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 34 | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Beverage
Cuisine American

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Delicious Flavored Water Options:

citrus kiss flavored water with Lemons, limes and oranges in front

Citrus Kiss
•1 each lime & orange, ½ lemon, all sliced.
•Muddle all ingredients, fill with ice & water and chill.

mango lime water with other flavored water in the background

Mango Lime
•1 Large (or 2 small) Ripe Mangoes cubed, 1 lime sliced
•Muddle lime and ¼ of the mango slices. fill with ice & water. Add remaining mango chunks and chill.

rosemary watermelon water in a jar, with other waters in the background

Rosemary Watermelon
•2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary, 2 Cups cubed watermelon
•Muddle Rosemary & ¼ cup of watermelon. Fill with ice & water. Add remaining watermelon and chill.

mixed berry water in a mason jarMixed Berry
•2 cups fresh mixed berries including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
•Gently and very slightly muddle blueberries, blackberries and/or raspberries. Add sliced strawberries. Fill with ice & water and chill.

strawberry basil water in a mason jar

Strawberry Basil
•2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, ½ cup fresh basil leaves
•Muddle Basil. Add sliced strawberries. Fill with ice & water and chill.

blueberry mint water with blueberries in a mason jar

Blueberry Mint
•2 Cups blueberries, 2 sprigs mint
•Muddle mint. Add Blueberries & very slightly muddle. Fill with ice & water and chill.

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  1. I love the water recipes I’m gonna start doing that for sure. That’s my issue sodas or sweet drinks. I try drink water and juice but juice has alot calories n sugars in them. I love this n on it. I eat my fresh fruit daily i just need something replace the dr.peppers.5 stars

    1. I use whichever mint is readily available from the market or my garden :) I don’t have a preference.

  2. I see this done in gallon jugs….these look like big mason jars….1st which? second, there is just my husband and my self….so if I make this will it last 2 days? or better to try and cut it in half? Never done before so any tips….to do or not to do would be greatly appreciated…..Thanks!

    1. You can use any size container for this. Just add in you fruit/herbs and top up with water. Measurements do not have to be exact. I usually keep mine overnight but not much longer than that.

  3. I agree with Lorrie, I tried a similar recipe with citrus. Made a gallon and wound up throwing it out because of the bitter taste. Peeling citrus works much better!

  4. We need to get you on a television….need a agent????….i hav tried most of your stuff at home as well as with my clients i must say every thing has been spot on and real most important.Submitting to Rachel Ray and other’s….

  5. I HIGHLY recommend removing the peel of any citrus fruit used unless you like the bitter taste of it. I don’t and made the mistake of just cutting as in the photo. Frozen thawed fruit works equally well. Maybe better because it easily mashes down.

  6. I am going to try the Blueberry Mint. I have a package of blueberries and a fresh mint plant. I can’t wait to try it!!! Ok, I”m off to pin this and then go steep my water. :D
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  7. I am on day 15 if no soda and this will come in very handy!! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,

    Trish

  8. Hi Holly,
    These are great refreshing water’s for the hot summer days. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  9. What a clever idea! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday

  10. Oh man I have never wanted to drink water so bad in my life! :) I have heard that cucumber water is good too but I haven’t tried it.

    1. Cucumber is great if you enjoy the flavor, I personally am a cucumber fanatic. My go to mix is lemon and cucumber

    2. I tried cucumber & lemon water…the BOMB.com!!! lol…gonna try the rosemary Watermelon & Mango lime…sounds delish!