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6 Refreshing Infused Water Recipes

Struggle to drink enough water every day? Try these refreshing and colorful infused water recipes to increase your energy and stay hydrated!
Prep Time10 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Detox Water, Infused Water, Infused Water Recipes
Servings: 1 bottle
Author: Sara @ Gathering Dreams


Blackberries, Oranges, and Thyme

  • 4 cups water
  • 8 blackberries sliced
  • 1/2 orange
  • 3-4 springs of fresh thyme

Grapefruit, Raspberries & Rosemary

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 grapefruit sliced
  • 10-12 raspberries
  • 1-2 springs of fresh rosemary

Lemon & Ginger

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 lemon sliced
  • 1/2 lime sliced
  • 4-5 ginger slices peeled

Blueberries, Strawberries, Lemon & Thyme

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 lemon sliced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 6 strawberries sliced
  • 3-4 springs of fresh thyme

Cucumber, Mint & Lime

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lime sliced
  • 2-3 springs of fresh mint

Mango, Coconut & Kiwi

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 mango sliced
  • 1/2 kiwi sliced
  • 2 tbsp cup coconut flakes


  • Choose your favorite flavor combination.
  • Wash thoroughly your fruit, vegetables or herbs, before slicing them or cutting them into pieces.
  • Add the fruit, veggies, and herbs to a water bottle. Let the water infuse for at least 30 minutes up to 2 hours for full flavor.
  • Drink the infused water within 24 hours (see notes for more info).



How long to infuse for
I prefer to infuse my water for no more than 30 minutes to an hour at room temperature. Or for up to 3 hours in the fridge.
Citrus fruits release their flavor quickly: you can drink water infused with lemon, oranges, limes, and grapefruit within a few minutes.
If you want to keep it for longer, remove the fruit, veggies, and herbs from the water, and keep it in the fridge, but for no more than 3 days ) although I prefer to consume it within 24 hours).
How long to keep fruit in the water
If you keep it in the fridge fruit, vegetables, and herbs can stay in the water for up to a day. If you keep it at room temperature, don't leave the fruit longer than 2-3 hours to avoid bacteria growth.