Grape Strawberry Lime Infused Water
So fruity and flavorful, this is a great drink for serving to people who are new to infused waters. A longer infusion time (up to 24 hours) adds incredible flavor and gives the water a pink tint.
Recipe for a 93-oz fruit infusion pitcher:
- 20 small grapes, halved
- 1 organic lime, peeled and sliced
- 2 organic strawberries, sliced
Place the fruit in an infusion pitcher core, lower it into a pitcher of water, and infuse for up to 8 hours at room temperature and up to 24 hours in the fridge. More detail below.
Cut the grapes in half so that they can release their flavor. Slice the strawberries into 1/4″ slices.
Peel the lime rind off of the lime by cutting the ends of the lime off, then guiding your knife around the edge of the lime to remove the peel.
Cut the lime into slices, then cut those slices in half.
It’s important to remove the lime peel for longer infusions because the peel will make your water very bitter. Don’t worry, cutting away the peel is easy and you will get better every time. If you accidentally cut too much off, simply squeeze the juice into your pitcher so that nothing is wasted.
Next, stack your ingredients into the pitcher core.
Do you see how the pitcher is already filled with water? If you lower your core into a pitcher already filled with water (instead of spraying water on the fruit in the core), the fruit will not release little floaters that make your water less visually appealing.
You can infuse this water for a long time – but only if you cut the peel off of the lime. After infusing for 24 hours, remove the fruit and enjoy the remaining water for up to 3 days.
Also, it’s okay to use green grapes. Purple grapes are sweeter than green grapes, but both are fine to use.
Mama Obito February 25, 2015 at 7:52 am
Hi Amy. This is great blog. I love infused water and your recipes are very inspiring. We are on Wellness Wednesday and I have mentioned about your blog and ideas. Great job.
Amy Pogue March 8, 2015 at 11:03 am
Thank you so much for your kind words and the mention on your blog! 🙂 Amy
Shawn Merrill March 12, 2015 at 6:36 pm
That’s all fine and dandy if you have infusion pitcher, but I don’t have one.
Jason April 26, 2015 at 9:18 pm
I just bought a cheap one at WalMart for $10. I am doing a lemon/lime/strawberry combo tonight and it is fantastic.
Mary Tucker May 16, 2015 at 5:14 pm
These recipes are awesome..I got single use glass infuser at rite-aid for 6 dollars and love it..try there for one
Amy Pogue May 24, 2015 at 3:21 pm
I’d highly recommend getting one. Infusion pitchers make the recipes and the cleanup so easy! The Prodyne Infusion Pitcher only costs $20 on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1cVeU59
Kirsta July 23, 2015 at 4:31 am
You can also just put the fruit into any pitcher – I like to use lots of ice, too. If I’m worried about how the water looks, I just strain it later on.
alfesal March 4, 2015 at 9:48 pm
very good blog and ideas.
ALICE Rohrbach March 20, 2015 at 11:51 am
I have bad teeth. N gum disease. There is no option for me to get $2500.of work done. Is there an infused water combo that will help with bad breath so I can return to social activity without the embarrassment involved ? Tour help will b greatly appreciated.
Grace Salerno March 29, 2015 at 5:14 am
Greetings! I am a dental hygienist , tongue scrapers are great for bad breath. “Breathrx” makes a great tongue scraper.
Kelly W August 24, 2015 at 9:51 am
I would suggest putting mint leaves or fresh ginger in the infuser.
*Note if you are anemic, you may want to skip the mint, as it blocks iron absorption.
Nora Wojick April 30, 2016 at 1:28 pm
don’t know about the water combo yet, but just heard about coconut oil pulling. Google it. it heals gums and whitens teeth. Hope this helps.
Janet J April 10, 2015 at 6:10 am
Alice, the work that you need doesn’t have to be done all at once. Do one thing, pay it off. Do the next thing, pay it off. Over time. Don’t give up! Eventually, maybe over a year, your teeth/gums will be healthier and no more bad breath. And maybe get a 2nd opinion (with cost to compare). Good luck.
Suria April 12, 2015 at 5:09 am
I came across your posts whilst looking for infused water recipes. Is it still okay for me to keep the fruits in the bottle even after 24 hours?
Rachel B. April 13, 2015 at 7:28 pm
Yes, it is, just keep refrigerated and leave fruits in for no longer than 3 days. Enjoy!
Sara April 20, 2015 at 8:29 am
So glad I found this blog! Also never would have thought about the rind making the water sour… Glad to find out where I’ve been going wrong! Can’t wait to try citrus flavoured water again (Rindless this time!)
Sam May 10, 2015 at 8:52 am
My first ever fruit infuser arrived this afternoon and I found your website a real gem for recipes.
My bottle is 800ml and I was just wondering the amounts I would need to follow the recipe above as I don’t want it over zingy, especially if I were to let it infuse overnight.
Any tips would be appreciated 🙂
mante June 14, 2015 at 8:16 am
Very nice and cooling iv tried it
Dale Fuqua July 20, 2015 at 12:29 pm
Just started this weekend. I’m glad to have find this site.
Julie November 5, 2015 at 7:21 pm
This web very helpful, i cant wait to try
Laura November 9, 2015 at 1:31 pm
Has anyone ever used frozen fruit? Our local grocery store didn’t have any strawberries and this is one that my daughter & I really want to try.
Sherie silverman November 16, 2015 at 9:24 am
I really want to get rid of this bad breathe. I’m good with the dental hygien and diet. Can you suggest an infused water receive?
Antia Adams February 4, 2016 at 9:08 am
Great website…very informative! Thank You
liz ford February 26, 2016 at 12:45 pm
why use organic fruit?
Trish July 13, 2017 at 5:51 pm
I love fruit water. And i do myine by the cup cause im the only one who drinks it 🙂 a little mint and watermelon is good i just throw whatever in my cyp tho.
sandy August 30, 2017 at 7:19 pm
This is Great site and I look.forward to enjoying my water now! I just got my water infused bottle this after noon and found your site! Keep up the good work!!!
Patte July 15, 2018 at 10:06 am
Thank you very much, as I have been trying various infused water combinations that my kids will enjoy. (I myself like most combinations).
Thanks again and I appreciate your educational website!