October 31, 2014

Refreshing Strawberry Lime Basil Infused Water

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!

How to make refreshing strawberry basil lime infused water.  A delicious way to stay hydrated this summer!
Wouldn’t this be pretty to serve your guests for the 4th of July!

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

strawberry basil lime infused water recipe in a mason jar

Directions

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!

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Comments

  1. Well I have basil and berries but never thought to try something like this! :)

  2. Oh boy! Great idea!

  3. Penny @ The Comforts of Home says:

    It sounds refreshing!

  4. It sounds so good and so refreshing!

  5. That does look and sound refreshing – thanks for sharing. Don’t have ingredients to make today and trying to avoid going out in the heat today.
    I took meds this morning with ice cold bottled water instead of just tap water. Summer time is definitely here.

  6. I am pinning this and giving it a try if we can make it to the fruit stand today.

    Thanks!

  7. This looks so refreshing. Thank you very much for the recipe !!

  8. Looks so refreshing and summery! Thanks for the recipe!

    Judy

  9. YUM! Looks refreshing and I love all three ingredients, although I’ve never thought of putting them together. I love adventure so this is a go for me.

  10. I love infused waters. They are perfect for while I’m working during the day. I’ve not added basil to my water, but cucumber mint and cucumber lime are two of my favorites!

    Have a wonderful day and keep cool!!

    • Manuela Williams says:

      Basil is great. We also like it in our smoothies in the morning. I have so much basil I’m trying to think of ways to use it besides pesto (which I love). Last night I chopped some and added it to some brown basmatti rice with a little bit of fresh Parmesan cheese. Yum!!

  11. I have been loving using frozen organic berries in water! So refreshing and as they thaw they make the water a beautiful color!

    • Manuela Williams says:

      These fruit infused waters are refreshing! I had to get a massage yesterday and they had beverage dispenser in the lobby that had diluted iced green tea with blueberries. So good!

  12. That looks so refreshing! Thank you for sharing. Hello from Little House Friday DIY Linky.