Mandarin Orange Infused Water
Do you buy a big bag of mandarin oranges but have trouble eating them all? Turn them into infused water!
Tip: keep an infuser water bottle at work so you can grab fruits on your way out the door and infuse them during the day. Oranges, lemons, and strawberries make excellent single-ingredient infusions with a lot of flavor.
Recipe for a 32 oz Infuser Water Bottle:
- 3 mandarin oranges or tangerines
Remove the rind and separate the mandarin slices with your fingers. It’s okay if the slices are in groups of two or three. Important: cut the slices in half with a knife. This will allow the juices to seep out and infuse.
Fill your water bottle and lower the infusion chamber into the water. Running water over the infusion chamber will result in floaters.
Put the water bottle in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours, or overnight. Longer infusions result in more flavor. I often infuse mandarins for 24 hours. The taste is amazing!
That’s beautiful Portland, OR in the background of these photos. Fruit infused waters really help to brighten up gray skies!
Larry November 8, 2015 at 8:57 am
Yet another great “infusible” idea from Amy!
Amy Pogue November 8, 2015 at 7:18 pm
Thanks, Larry 🙂
Keren Cummins December 12, 2015 at 7:54 am
Wondering if you have tried zest of grapefruit, lime, etc. Of course you have to slice it off carefully so as to avoid the bitter white pith. But I put a couple of slivers of the grapefruit skin in and it added an incredible amount of flavor for the tiny volume of skin. Seems like a great way to stretch the impact of your citrus fruits – use zest for a few days and then use the fruit. (of course, refrigerate your fruit after you start zesting it or it will dry out).
jimesha December 12, 2015 at 5:12 pm
I have the Live infinitley water bottle. I love it. I love how big it is because it leaves no foubt that you are getting a decent amount of water
Tikisha December 30, 2015 at 4:27 am
I am so happy that I found your site! I’m new to infused water and trying to soak up some good info and nutrients! Excited to try out some of your recipes Amy!
catherine January 7, 2016 at 3:22 pm
I am also new to the infuser.. I have just made the mandarin recipe so excitingly waiting the result tomorrow….
Ruth April 30, 2016 at 4:49 pm
no website. But can’t wait to infuse.
Samantha Bothma September 21, 2016 at 9:33 am
Can I add strawberries and oranges?
Kathy April 11, 2019 at 11:19 am
You can add any fruit…Actually I put my oranges right in my water bottle(no infused)Sometimes I also add blackberries, blueberries, lemon slices, or whatever I feel like that day..It all works!!
Tricia Allred October 1, 2016 at 4:45 pm
Anxious to start trying infuzed water. We are new to it. Hopen it can help me give up soda.
Sharon Wilkins August 24, 2017 at 8:29 pm
Hope to be able to start infusing soon.
Mani February 8, 2018 at 1:57 pm
can you mix lemon and oranges together for infused water?
Ed March 1, 2018 at 5:03 pm
Can you just use a plastic gallon pitcher?
Jean June 14, 2018 at 11:29 pm
I’m drinking the cucumber, chilli and mint water today. It’s so refreshing, I’m going to work through your recipes, glad I found you!