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September 9, 2015 | Posted in:Water

Strawberry-Cucumber Water

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Total Time:

4 hr 10 min

Prep: 10 min

Inactive: 4 hr

Yield:2 quarts

Level:Easy

Directions

Place 8 ounces stemmed and thinly sliced strawberries and 1/2 thinly sliced English cucumber in a pitcher. For still infused water, add 2 quarts of water. For sparkling water, add 1 quart of seltzer during prep and a second quart just before serving. Refrigerate 2 to 4 hours to allow the ingredients to infuse. Stir well and strain, discarding the solids. For serving, add fresh strawberries and cucumber slices for garnish and plenty of ice. The infused water will keep refrigerated for up to 2 days.

 

Spa Water

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Total Time: 35 min

Prep: 5 min

Inactive: 30 min

Yield:4 to 6 servings

Level:Easy

Ingredients

1 pound strawberries

1 cup blueberries

10 cups cold water

 

Directions:

Special equipment: 4 small skewers or toothpicks

Hull the strawberries, set aside 4 whole, small berries and quarter the rest. Add the quartered strawberries to a large pitcher. Set aside 8 blueberries and add the remainder of the cup to the pitcher. Top with the cold water and allow it to sit for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

On 4 small skewers or toothpicks, thread 1 blueberry, then a strawberry, followed by 1 more blueberry. Set aside until ready to serve.

Pour the spa water into four 16-ounce water glasses filled with ice. Serve garnished with the fruit skewers.

The beauty of this water is that it can be made with most any fruit that is in season. Try it with grapes and oranges, or peaches and kiwi. Just keep it fun and fresh. Take to work in a glass water bottle.

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

 

 

Pineapple-Mint-Ginger Water

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Total Time: 4 hr 10 min

Prep: 10 min

Inactive: 4 hr

Yield:2 quarts

Level:Easy

Directions

Place 4 cups thinly sliced pineapple (about 1 1/4 pounds), 5 sprigs mint (lightly crushed) and 8 round slices ginger (smashed) in a pitcher. For still infused water, add 2 quarts of water. For sparkling water, add 1 quart of seltzer during prep and a second quart just before serving. Refrigerate 2 to 4 hours to allow the ingredients to infuse. Stir well and strain, discarding the solids. For serving, add fresh pineapple, mint and ginger for garnish and plenty of ice. The infused water will keep refrigerated for up to 2 days. Drink through out the day out of a leak proof Fresh Taste Glass Water Bottle.

To lightly crush herbs, place them in the palm of your hand and lightly rub your hands together.

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchens

 

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