Fruit water is our simplest summer cooler (we’ll be sharing more tomorrow) and our favorite. No sugar, no sweeteners, no chemicals and no calories, just refreshing summer fruit and cold water. You will be shocked at how much fruit and herb flavor seeps into your Fruit Water as it sits in the fridge.
These recipes are the variations we love best, but have fun concocting your own. Let us know if you create a winner!
Makes 1 large pitcher
Raspberry, Ginger and Thai Basil
¾ cup fresh raspberries
4-5 thin slices fresh ginger, skin on
1 large sprig (Thai) Basil
Fill a glass pitcher with fresh cold water and add a handful of each ingredient. Chill 4 hours or overnight to give the fruit time to flavor the water. Fruit water will taste delicious all day.
Watermelon, Mint and Cucumber
6 thin slices cucumber
1 quarter small watermelon, cut into thin triangular pieces, rind removed (about 5-6 pieces)
1 large sprig fresh mint (8-10 leaves)
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Alicia @ AliGirl CooksJune 8, 2011 at 4:55 am (12 years ago)
This looks so refreshing!
StellaJune 8, 2011 at 2:01 pm (12 years ago)
Can’t wait to try the watermelon and cucumber!
QuynhMay 1, 2012 at 5:02 pm (11 years ago)
thanks for this awesome idea! i tried mine with strawberry + mint + pear. so refreshing! but the best part was using the fruit water to mix lemonade. the mint and fruits complement the tangy lemon surprisingly well! :]