Infused water tastes especially wonderful on hot, humid days.
Some fruit from a farmer’s market and a few sprigs of herbs from the garden transform the taste of ordinary water into a refreshing summer beverage.
Although I have seen some cool water bottles sold with a built-in infusion basket – also good for cold-brew tea – no special equipment is necessary to make some great tasting infusions!
A quart size container of water stored in the fridge is perfect to create an infusion with a piece of fruit and a couple sprigs of herbs.
With my garden rosemary, I like to add slices of a medium size orange for a refreshing infusion. Basil from the garden goes wonderfully with strawberries. Mint combines well with any type of berry, melon, or cucumber.
I also like the combination of peach and ginger. For a quart container, I buy a 1 inch piece of ginger at the grocery store and cut into small slices. It provides such a wonderful taste combination with a medium sized, sliced, fresh peach from a local farmer’s market!
Walk your garden or a local farmer’s market and be inspired to create a refreshing beverage for a hot, summer day!
Thanks for stopping by! Remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie