With the weather getting hotter and hotter it’s important to stay hydrated! I’m really loving the infused waters I’ve been drinking all summer. Here’s a new one – strawberry lime basil! I have a ton of basil growing in containers and in raised beds plus strawberries are in season so those two ingredients were just naturals. The lime gives it a refreshing citrusy flavor. Give it a try – it’s a delicious way to get your daily water requirement in!
Prep time is short but for best flavor they do need to steep for a while. Overnight is ideal but at least a few hours if you can’t do the overnight steep.
Strawberry Lime Basil Infused Water Ingredients
1 16 oz. canning jar
3-4 fresh strawberries, halved
¼ cup fresh basil leaves
3-4 lime slices
Add all the fruit to the canning jar and use a spoon or a fork to gently mash the fruit and leaves down – this will let the juice out to infuse your water (it’s called “muddling”). You can strain them out later or leave in – it’s up to you.
Next, fill the jar with filtered water, place the cover on and refrigerate overnight for the best flavor.
I strain mine and then I add some more fresh sliced strawberries, lime slices and basil (looks prettier if it’s not just you drinking it).
**If you’d prefer to use a larger or smaller canning jar, simply double or cut the recipe ingredients in half and refrigerate overnight.
***This will keep about 2 days in the fridge.
These infused waters really taste as great as they look. Plain water can get boring so give this a try!