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My extended family has had a decades-long debate over what a carbonated drink should be called. The California side says “soda” and the mountain fam says “pop” then add in my Texan sister who calls all of it “Coke” and you’ve got a real lively conversation.
Soda… Pop… Coke… Beverage…Whatever you call it, I gave up the habit 4 years ago for health reasons and haven’t looked back. But, I have to admit, I do occasionally miss my once beloved Diet Coke in the summer when it’s hot.
*Enter fruit-infused water.*
I have always liked a slice of lemon in my ice water, but other than bridal showers and parties, I had never thought to branch out with other fruits/herbs until I ran across a photo from Jamie Oliver in my PINTEREST feed. I read his post and decided to try it out and I’ve been hooked ever since.
My current favorite is a mix of strawberry and lemon.
Making infused water is so simple. Just slice up some fruit and throw it in a pitcher of water. Chill the pitcher in your fridge for a few hours to allow the fruit to flavor the water then pour in a glass over ice and enjoy.
It’s that easy.
Here are a few great infused water ideas to try.
You guys, there is seriously a recipe for every taste bud!
via OPC featured on I Heart Naptime
via City Farmhouse
via The Yummy Life
Monica breaks all the steps down in her awesome post.
The raspberry lime one is seriously delicious. I don’t have a muddler as she suggests, so I just use a wooden spoon when needed.
I have made all citrus along with the berry water. Both were fantastic! My kids definitely liked the berry one the most out of any infused water I have made.
I haven’t tried this next one yet, but this will be the first thing I do when my cucumbers come on in my garden this fall!
See, I told you it was easy!
Now that you’ve seen how to do it, you won’t even need a recipe, just use what you’ve got on hand and enjoy.
Make sure to stop by and say thanks to all the bloggers who’s waters were highlighted here. They are great recipes and fun posts to boot.