This is so easy and you will love it!
Watermelon infused water with mint and cucumber is such a refreshing simple treat and ideal for a hot summer afternoon. I have a massive heap of mint leaves growing like wild weeds in my garden so I decided to try infusing some water. I cut up a small cucumber, added watermelon wedges, and sprigs of mint, and the result was so yummy delicious! It’s so simple and tasty, you will love it!
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Infusing water is so simple. Just pick your fruit, vegetable, and/or herbs and add them to water and soak for at least two hours. Then pour out the water into a cup (with or without the fruit/veggies/herbs) and enjoy. The fruit, vegetables, and herbs can be the yummy garnish you eat along with sipping on your infused water if you desire. It’s a simple treat anyone can do with very little prep work. Go on, get creative, and try something!
I really love the flavor that results from when I infuse water with watermelon, fresh mint leaves, and cucumber spears. And wow, does it ever look pretty too! It looks like a bouquet; I love it!
What Does Watermelon Infused Water taste like?
Well, it is a mild flavor, sort of similar to tea. It’s not overly sweet or strong, but very mild and pleasant. The watermelon and cucumber flavors come out the strongest in this recipe. I really like to eat the mint leaves in between sips. Mint leaves are so tasty and are supposed to aid in digestion.
Watermelon infused water Plus Mint and Cucumber Spears Ingredients
Laugh out loud…those are the only ingredients!!!
- seedless watermelon cut into pieces that will fit into the mouth of the water pitcher
- cucumber spears from a small cucumber or 3-5 pieces
- two fresh mint sprigs
- water (no rules on how much)
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You can fill up the water with the fruits, vegetables, and herbs as much or as little as you want. I like to infuse it in the backyard while I swim in our pool. Then, when it’s ready, I fill up my cup and enjoy.
Seal up your watermelon infused water:
I do seal the top of the pitcher if I have fruit flies in the kitchen, and especially if infusing outside so I don’t get bees in it. If it’s left open, the bugs will attack it and go down into the pitcher. I use either the pitcher lid, Pressn’seal, or tin foil and seal it good and tight so no little pesky flies can get in. This just keeps it sanitary. If you let it sit out exposed too long at room temperature, then you run the risk of bacteria beginning to grow in the water, so play it safe and seal it. After taking the two hours infusing it, you don’t want it to go bad, you want to enjoy it:)
Infuse in the fridge
I’ve even put the infusing water pitcher into the fridge after the two hours to infuse longer. But really, you just infuse for a minimum of two hours and then it’s ready. Then pour the water out into a glass and enjoy it. Eat the vegetables, fruit, and herbs as your beverage garnish if desired. So simple. So easy. And. So good. A pure treat on a hot afternoon (or cold one because no matter the weather, it’s delicious!) You will love it!
Store any leftover watermelon infused water in the fridge to keep it fresh and halthy.
Other Ideas for using mint, cucumber, watermelon infused water:
My other favorite way to enjoy this at-home infused water is as the mixer for a cocktail. This makes for a lower calorie cocktail because the flavored water adds flavor and dilution to the alcohol without adding calories. The other day I tried it with peach and orange blossom vodka and it was truly delicious.
Try other fruits, vegetables, and herbs to water and try mixing it with flavored vodka, rum, or other flavored liquor.
Enjoying this infused water with ice cubes on your back patio or deck in the summer is ideal. Try adding lemon or lime wedges to this recipe or even mango spears. There are so many options to try, the possibilities are endless!
My mind goes wild with ideas: raspberries, strawberries, cut open blueberries. tomato wedges, basil leaves, dill and cucumber, peeled grapes, peaches, plums, apples, pomegranate seeds, orange slices, and more! I want to try them all;)
Make it a kiddie Mocktail!
What’s a mocktail? It’s a non-alcoholic beverage. Have your kids help you set up the infused water with their favorite fruits, vegetable, and/ or herbs and then turn it into a kiddie cocktail. They will love it! If it’s not sweet enough for them, try adding just a bit of fruit juice to sweeten it. This is a healthy drink for both kids and adults. Add a strawberry and a chunk of pineapple on a stick and an umbrella and it will look tropical and delicious. Make it fun!
Add a wooden skewer with chunks of cheese, fruit, veggies like green pepper, pickle spears, and more!
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Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you enjoy this watermelon infused water. This is a simple way to enhance your glass of water. Make it fun and add your favorites.
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Watermelon Infused Water with Mint and Cucumber
- 2 wedges watermelon cut as needed to fit into mouth of pitcher
- 4 spears cucumber
- 2 mint leaves sprigs large with stem still attached
- 1 water fill pitcher of water about 2/3 full to allow room for fruits, vegetables, mint leaves
- Cut watermelon wedges, cucumber spears, and mint sprigs to a pitcher of water (about 2/3 of the way full with water). Any amount of water works.
- Allow water to be infused with the vegetables, fruits, and herbs for a minimum of two hours at room temperature. Cover as needed. Refridgerate remaining infused water. Enjoy!