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Infused Water Recipes

By Carrie Swenson
We've floated lemons and limes in our water for years, but a new drink craze might encourage you to drop the diet coke and pick up a fruit-infused water.

Carrie Swenson shares some of her favorite infused water ideas.

Watermelon Pineapple Cucumber Aqua Fresca

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of watermelon water
  • 1 cup of pineapple cucumber water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp. sugar

Method:

1. Mix all the ingredients together and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Watermelon Water

Ingredients:

  • 4 to 5 cups of watermelon, with rind cut off and cut into 1
  • to 2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup of water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp. sugar (optional)

Method:

1. Blend 2 cups of watermelon with 1/2 cup of water. Strain the liquid through a strainer. Continue this process with the remaining watermelon. Stir in the lemon and lime juice and sugar until sugar is dissolved.

Pineapple Cucumber Water

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 lb. pineapple, with outer rind cut off and cut into 1
  • to 2 inch cubes
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into 1 to 2 inch cubes
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups of water
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. sugar (optional)

Method:

1. Blend 1 cup pineapple and 1 cup cucumber with 1/2 cup of water. Strain the liquid through a strainer. Continue this process with the remaining fruit. Stir in the lemon, lime juice, and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.

Watermelon Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of Watermelon water
  • Juice of two lemons
  • 1/3 cup of sugar

Method:

1. Mix all the ingredients and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.

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