Flavored waters are easy to make at home and are oh-so-yummy! It’s a great way to stay hydrated and enjoy it! They’re a great alternative to soda!
Guest Post by Annie of our sponsor Mighty Nest
Staying well hydrated is vitally important to our overall health. Water is great, but sometimes we want something with a little more flavor.
Instead of sugary juices and sodas, try creating combinations of homemade flavored waters. You can easily create a calorie-free beverage with loads of flavor–that will keep you hydrated all day long!
Using a glass jug, add citrus, berries or melon and an herb like mint, basil, sage or rosemary and muddling the contents at the bottom.
Muddling simply means to press the fruit and herbs against the side of the glass (with a muddler) to release the flavors of the fruit and herbs.
Mint and basil can be muddled with a lighter touch – you don’t want to over muddle these or they turn bitter, but ingredients like rosemary and limes can withstand a heavier muddling hand, although rosemary releases a strong flavor, so you’ll want to be mindful of this otherwise the flavor will overwhelm any accompanying fruit.
Homemade flavored waters to try:
- Blood Orange-Lavender-Watermelon
- Strawberry Smash
What are your favorite homemade flavored waters? Have you ever made flavored waters?
Disclosure: This post was originally sponsored by our partner, Mighty Nest.
I could never just pick one, here are a few of my favs……..Cucumber/Mint, Lemon/Raspberry or Strawberry/Mango
I do love naturally flavored waters, lemon cucumber is so refreshing in the summer! Can’t wait to try the others! Thank you for this giveaway and idea post.
I like to put fresh berries in chilled sparkling water. Would love to try the flavored waters you described.
Christy Lopez Del Rio
Our family loves infused flavored water! Lemon, mint, raspberry & strawberry one of our favs!
Love lemon and lime, especially with cucumber. Blackberries are another favourite! The pitchers are absolutely beautiful!
I’ve tried flavored water, but didn’t know about muddling. Sounds wonderful and would like to give it a try. The blueberry lemon mint looks great!
Mary, The Perfectionish
Can you do this in plastic? Or if made in glass drink out of plastic?
Taylor @ Mama Java
What a cool idea. I’d try a lemon mint or the blackberry-rosemary. Yum 🙂
I like lemon-lime with orange and cucumber
This would be amazing for the lifestyle changes I am making. My favorite is steawberry kiwi. I am incorporating new things into my life as I am one of those “go to the same thing on the menu” types. Love this set. 🙂 have a blessed day.
All these look so good and I definitely will try some homemade flavored water this Summer! I’m expecting baby #4 next month, so will need to stay hydrated while nursing and these would be tasty to drink 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!
I love trying new water combinations! My current favorites are strawberry lemon and cherry lime 🙂
We love cucumber flavored water=:) but now must try some of these other
I have only tried the lemon-cucumber-basil but I now (thank you) have a list of flavors to try w/my childcare kids this summer!
I usually make strawberry water but like apple, ginger with lime too.
Fresh flavored waters are big in my culture so we have them all the time my favorite is a tie between cantelope and tamarind. So refreshing.
I really want to try mint. I need to find a recipe.
I have only tried cucumber and citrus waters. I have been wanting to try other recipes, I just haven’t taken the time yet!
We have started making flavored waters. Our favorite so far is lemon and strawberry. I would like a hint on how to get the most flavor out of the fruit/vegetable you are using. Thanks:)
I am partial to berry flavored waters but I’d like to try adding some fresh herbs to the berries to add more interest to the flavors.
I really like the cucumber and melon mix…….so cool, refreshing and yummy
I want want want! I already make quite a bit of flavored water, but am using a plastic pitcher. I would drink more if the pitcher didn’t off gas after taking it from the fridge!
I recently tried pineapple, orange, and chia seeds. Really good!
I have never had homemade flavored waters…MUST try making them.
I love flavored water. My favorites are just plain orange water or watermelon. 🙂
I’ve done cucumber and lemon many times, but I’m excited to try some new ideas! I’m going to try grapefruit and sage next.
ooohhhhh….sounds delightful. So many are yummy. I can’t pick just one!
We love any mint , berry , or concord grape!
I loved the cucumber water that I had a hotel. Yummy!
We have only every done lime/lemon waters… but I think our family would love to try the Strawberry Lime and the Cucumber Mint Grapefruit <3
I’ve only made cucumber or mint water before… love the flavor combo ideas though and I’m sure I will be trying them this summer.
What if your kids are homeschooled?
I love lemon and lime infused water in the summer! Yummy!
I like lemon mint water, never tried with blueberries though. Will try that this weekend. And the others too!
I love the mint and the raspberry with anything sounds yummy!!
Mmmm water…. refreshing life substance. Mmmm
My favorite has to be meyer lemon and lavender. I live in Maine, so I also like to combine wild blueberries and cranberries with a little lemon thyme.
I love cucumber infused water.
Blood oranges, lemon, lime and lemon bomb
My garden always grows a bumper crop of chamomile. I love making chamomile sun tea and then chilling it. So refreshing and soothing on hot summer nights!
I really like cucumber, lemon, fresh ginger and mint. Very refreshing!
Thank you for hosting the giveaway. Cucumber, lemon and mint for me please!
I have tried mint, lemon, lime, orange, strawberry, blueberry, and cucumber in different combos but I want to try some other ideas and blends! I forget to set them up in advance, but they are sooo good if left to marinate overnight! I love ginger! I want to try melon. Apple and Cinnamon sticks was good!
LeeAnn G Taylor
We love to add lime to our water. So good!
My favorite homemade flavored water is Kiwi Strawberry.
Thanks for the giveaway. My favorites are lemon, lime and orange.
I really like cucumber, lemon, fresh ginger and mint. Very refreshing! This is the way we can drink more water.