You’ll love this water because it’s refreshing and light tasting without being ‘boring,’ you can add some simple syrup, dress it up, or dress it down, and it feels like going to the spa. Serve this up with a garnish on the side or use it as the base for a great vodka tonic–add some club soda and vodka and you’ve got a great happy hour cocktail! I follow a detox water account on instagram and was inspired to pick up some fresh and cost effective citrus at the grocery store. I look forward to infusing my water with fresh berries as they come around this spring and summer, but for now, citrus and mint will have to do on my budget.
I used mason jar so I could mix up the flavors, but you’re smart–go ahead and make a big pitcher. I also cut the water when I drank it because it was quite strong from sitting overnight. It’s all a matter of preference. The mint gives it a light touch without being too much.
Mint tends to be a bit pricey in the store and many of us find that it wilts and goes bad within days. To keep it longer, use the leaves from the base of the stems for this and then submerge the rest in water, like flowers and cover with a plastic bag. Put it in the fridge and it will last for weeks. I do this with my cilantro and many fresh herbs to get the most bang for my buck.
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- 1/2 navel orange
- 2 sprigs of fresh mint (7-10 leaves worth)
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 1/2 cup cubed pineapple
- Thinly slice the fruit and distribute in jars or container
- Muddle the mint: you can do this by breaking the leaves or smashing them a bit. Add them to the containers
- Fill with water and seal/put lids on, etc….
- Let sit in fridge overnight or at least an hour.
- If you make a large batch & want to keep it around, consider straining out the fruit/rinds. It will make the water start to turn bitter after about a day.
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