Mixed Herb Infused Water
You don’t need fruit to make your infused water sweet and tasty. Instead, try herbs! The best thing about this mixed herb water is that you can pick a variety of what’s available in your garden and come up with a delicious infused water every time.
The trick to herb-infused water is threefold: 1) tear any fleshy leaves like mint or basil to release their oils, 2) let the water infuse for at least 6 hours, and 3) serve it cold! You also will want to go easy on the rosemary as it can dominate the flavor.
Recipe for a 32 oz Ball jar (pictured with an amazing Glass Dharma Straw): 3 leaves basil, torn, 1 small sprig of rosemary, 2 sprigs dill, 1 spring lemon thyme. You can also add mint, sage, lemon verbana, etc. Sky’s the limit.
Infuse for 6+ hours in the fridge and enjoy with a straw or strained.
Herbs are also notoriously good for your skin and general health, so you can drink this infused water knowing that your tastebuds are just as happy as your healthy body 🙂
Janice April 9, 2014 at 1:44 pm
I would like to know if you want to make these for resale how would you do it and would be wise to leave the herbs or fruits in it?
Amy Pogue April 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm
Hi, Janice. That is a really tough question and one that I do not know the answer to. You would need to add some sort of chemical preservative if you wanted the infused waters to last more than three days, especially without refrigeration. I am sure it can be done as there are many unpasteurized fruit juices on the market today. However, my goal with this site is help the average person make infused waters at home. I wish I was as entrepreneurial as you!
Barb March 8, 2015 at 1:32 pm
You might do better to sell a kit, with an appropriate amount of high quality herb and a high quality drinking water, with instructions on how to make the infused water.
Stephanie October 6, 2015 at 1:34 pm
My bf recently bought me a food dehydrator. I would sell the infusions almost as you would a tea. The dehydrated fruit/vegetables/herbs absorb water, going back to their original form and release their flavour at the same time.
luis May 31, 2014 at 5:54 pm
Hi Amy how long can I let the infused water sit ? If refrigerated?
Amy Pogue July 1, 2014 at 1:38 pm
It really depends on what ingredients you are using. Melons and fleshy fruits decompose quickly, and citrus fruits will turn bitter if left to infuse too long. Keep your infused waters in the fridge is fine for up to 3 days. If you do so, you might want to remove the ingredients. You can read more on the FAQ: http://www.infusedwaters.com/faq
Kelly W August 24, 2015 at 9:58 am
Do research on herbs first before creating your mixture.
Rosemary can increase blood pressure.
Mint blocks the absorption of iron.
Hannah March 24, 2016 at 7:20 am
hey , im new to this water thing . i love water with lemon and cucumber. but i like this idea of the herbs . what ones should i try and how much do i put in my water
Sonika Singla May 8, 2018 at 3:52 am
Jal Oshidha a herbal water infusion is inspired from the ancient culture of Japan & India.Unique mixture of many dry herbs in a pouch makes water more nutritious for an optimal health,immune and metabolism boast.This is one of the best ways to rid your body of harmful toxins.Just few glasses everyday help to keep you hydrated and will help to keep your vital organs in their best possible health.”Be Selfish For Your health.”
Jassica June 21, 2019 at 12:16 am
Sounds nice, but how much of those things do you put into the water and for how long? Do they stay in until the water is gone or come out like tea having been steeped? Thank you!!
Jessica strong September 30, 2019 at 4:06 am
I really like your article. Herbs infused water tastes so sweet and its natural water. I also put some mint in my glass bottle and then keep it for the whole night. Then the next day, when I drink it, it tastes so sweet and natural. You should definitely try this.
Jessica October 3, 2019 at 12:08 am
Thanks for sharing such an interesting article. Good post.
techtricks online87 November 15, 2019 at 3:42 am
Your tips on nature care is very good and helpful
Lara April 27, 2020 at 12:20 am
It’s great to have an infused water bottle when it is hot. It can purify the body very well.
Jinxie September 5, 2021 at 2:07 pm
What can i do with non edible? I have made some amount of jewelweed icecubes. But wondering i could use some of it to make more of other things aswell.