Wow! This is one of the most unique infused waters we’ve ever tasted. Tangy grapefruit and herbal rosemary combine for a flavor-packed water that helps to detoxify your liver and give you a boost of vitamin C.
This recipe makes two containers of infused water, which also gives you the opportunity to experiment with how much rosemary you prefer.
- 1 grapefruit
- 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
Cut the rind away from the grapefruit and cut the fruit into slices. Fill the Ball jar or infuser bottle with water, then lower the fruit into the water (instead of pouring water over the fruit). Use half of the grapefruit and half of the rosemary per container. Infuse for 2 hours at room temperature and up to 24 hours in your refrigerator. More detail below.
These simple ingredients make this infused water easy to make and affordable. Cut the ends off of the grapefruit, then use a sharp, small knife to cut away the rind (which can make your infused water taste very bitter). I highly recommend the Wustoff Santoko Knife for manipulating and slicing fruit.
You do not need to achieve perfection when removing the rind. If some of the rind stays on the fruit, that is okay. And if you cut too much of the fruit off with the rind, simply squeeze the juice from the cut pieces into your water container.
After removing the rind, cut the grapefruit into horizontal slices. Cutting the grapefruit against the grain will allow for more juices to seep out.
Use half of the grapefruit and half of the rosemary sprig for each container. Fill the Ball jar or infuser water bottle with cold, fresh water, then lower the fruit into the water by hand. This prevents the fruit from producing floaters.
If you take the infuser water bottle with you as you go to work, the water will infuse quickly and be ready to drink in a couple of hours. You may want to add some ice cubes as this recipe is best enjoyed cold. Meanwhile, leave the Ball jar in your fridge so that you can enjoy it that night or the next day.
You can infuse this water for up to 24 hours, though you may want to remove the rosemary after 4 or more hours so that it does not dominate the flavor.
Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions!
Health note: While you might consider grapefruit to be acidic, it actually leaves your body in a more alkaline state due to its high mineral content. Alkaline foods help keep your body balanced, especially when we consume acidic foods like sugar, white flour, and processed meats.