Best Infused Water Recipes 

If you enjoy fresh fruity water as much as I do, I’m sure you’ll love these recipes. I’ve gathered some of my favorite combinations together to help inspire you. But to be honest, you can use almost any fruit or herb, or vegetable to create your own unique flavor.

How to make Infused Water

Simply add your desired fruits, herbs or vegetables to a pitcher of water. Let it steep for at least 30 minutes (longer is better), then enjoy!

Ultimately, the flavor of your infused water is based on how long you let the fruits infuse the water. For example, some ingredients such as mint, oranges, melon, lemons, limes, and cucumbers will infuse water instantly, while others such as rosemary, apples, ginger, and berries will need to infuse longer. 

How long does the infusion process take?

In general, infused water takes 1-2 hours at room temperature or 3-4 hours in the fridge to intensify the flavor and achieve a unique color. If you’re looking for a really intense flavor, you can infuse the water in the fridge for up to 12 hours or overnight.

Do I need to use fresh fruits?

No, you can also use frozen fruit to make infused water. Frozen fruit will infuse the water while adding a unique flavor and a sweet aroma. 


The amazing thing about infused water is it is extremely easy to make. Even if you’re not well-versed in the kitchen you can make it without any problems. Below you will find some of my favorite fruits, herbs, and veggies to use for infused water, but feel free to experiment. Feel free to use sparkling or still water. You can also use seltzer or club soda. And if you want to sweeten your water, add a little bit of honey or agave nectar.

Limes: Limes gives these infused water recipes a tart yet acidic flavor with a subtle touch of sweetness. The zesty and vibrant flavor pairs perfectly with the sweet flavor of watermelon or berries. 

Watermelon: Watermelon is delicious and has subtle notes of cucumber flavor. It adds a sweetness to the water, which pairs perfectly with thyme and limes. 

Thyme: Thyme adds a robust minty, slightly grassy flavor to the water and offsets the sweet and tart flavors of other fruits.

Mixed Berries: Depending on how your berries are they can add a bit of tartness and sweetness to this infused water recipe. 

Pineapple: Pineapple is synonymous with all things tropical. It adds a sweet and fruity flavor to the infused water. 

Passion Fruit: Passion fruit boasts a sweet and fragrant scent that pairs perfectly with pineapple. 

Mint: Mint is the classic herb to add to infused water. It has a refreshing and slightly sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with fruity flavors as well as cucumbers.

Cucumber: Cucumbers give your water a slight sweetness and cooling effect. They also have a mild flavor that doesn’t overpower other ingredients.

Rosemary: Rosemary has a woodsy, pine-like flavor that is perfect for fall. It pairs well with apples and oranges.

Ginger: Ginger has a spicy, yet sweet flavor that is great for winter. It goes well with orange, lemon, and cranberry.

Tips & Tricks

Let me give you a few tips and tricks before you start making your own infused water recipes.

  • Add ice cubes to your infused water to keep it cold.
  • Longer infusion times will result in a more intense flavor.
  • Store your infused water in the fridge for up to 12 hours or overnight.
  • Add a sweetener such as honey or agave nectar to your water if you want it to be sweeter.
  • Packaged fruit, herbs and vegetables can also be used to make infused water. Just be sure to read the ingredients list to make sure there is no added sugar or other unhealthy additives.
  • If you don’t have any fresh fruit or herbs, you can use frozen fruit or dried herbs.
  • Not a fan of cucumbers? Omit them from the recipe or replace them with another fruit or vegetable.
  • Add some fun and festive flair to your infused water by using seasonal fruits and vegetables.
  • If you’re looking for a pretty presentation, serve your infused water in a glass pitcher or jar with a lid.

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Thanks for Reading

Get started on your own infused water recipes today!

When it comes to making infused water, the sky is the limit. Get creative and experiment with different fruits, vegetables, and herbs to find unique flavor combinations that you love.

Please share your favorite infused water recipes in the comments below. I would love to hear from you!

4 glasses of different infused water with straws.

Infused Water

Water is essential to life. But it doesn't have to be boring plain oldwater. Luckily you have 3 ways to spice up your water. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 55 kcal



  • 4 limes
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 cups watermelon, cubed

Mixed Berries

  • 2 limes, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen mixed berries
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 4 cups water

Pineapple and Passion Fruit

  • 1 pineapple, peeled, diced
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 passion fruits, halved



  • Place the watermelon into a large gallon-sized mason jar. 
  • Cut the limes into thin slices and cut each slice into 4 pieces.
  • Add the limes to the watermelon and muddle them until the watermelon and limes release some of their juices.
  • Add the ice, water, and thyme and stir to combine. 
  • Serve and enjoy!

Mixed Berries

  • Place the limes and mixed berries into a large gallon-sized mason jar.
  • Muddle the limes and berries until they release some of their juices.
  • Add the ice and water and stir to combine.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Pineapple and Passion Fruit

  • Place the pineapple into a large gallon-sized mason jar and muddle them until the pineapple releases some of its juice.
  • Add the ice and scoop the passion fruit seeds and pulp into the jar.
  • Add the water and stir to combine.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 35mgPotassium: 201mgFiber: 5gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 560IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg
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