Sunday, September 28, 2014

Strawberry Watermelon Mint Infused Water

Earlier this month I made Strawberry Watermelon Mint Infused Water. The idea came from a pin on Pinterest that led to Positive Med.

The recipe is simple - it only needs five items:

10 large strawberries
½ cup of sliced watermelon
¼ cup of mint leaves
6 cups of water

The directions for making the infused water are even easier:

Fill the bottom of a pitcher with the ice cubes and top it with strawberries, watermelon and mint leaves. Fill the rest of the way with filtered water and let it cool.

Apparently the idea for the recipe came from a recipe on Recipes Remembered for Strawberry Mint Infused Water

Basically you start with four ingredients:

8-10 large strawberries
1/4 cup mint leaves
2 cups ice
6 cups filtered water

To make the Strawberry Mint Infused Water, simply clean and hull the strawberries, and cut into halves or quarters (depending on personal preference and the size of the strawberries).

Fill the bottom of a pitcher with the ice cubes. Top with strawberries and mint leaves. Fill the rest of the way with the filtered water.

Place the pitcher in the refrigerator for at least an hour for the flavors to infuse.

Note: as you drink the infused water, you keep adding more filtered water. The ice water makes the fruit last for a few days. Beyond that, the fruit gets rather soggy and is not pleasantly edible. This is particularly true with the watermelon which tasted water-logged and flavorless. The water, on the other hand, was nicely flavored.

1 comment:

Rita said...

Sounds okay, but I'd rather use them in a smoothie--LOL! ;) I do love lemon water, though.