You’ve probably heard you’re supposed to drink about two liters of water each day—maybe more, depending on age, lifestyle, and body type. But unless you’re a fish or constantly hooked up to a Camelback, hitting that eight-cup mark can be hard. On its own, water is pretty tasteless (or at least it should be), which makes it a much less appealing solution to that 4 p.m. thirst than, say, soda. Or wine.
Luckily, by infusing your water with a few fruits, veggies, and herbs, you can easily make that H2O a little sweeter or spicier. Try out these pretty simple and intensely flavorful infused water recipes to up your intake without even trying.
This infused water is basically a garden party in a glass. Though best enjoyed under the sun, this simple combination of sweet strawberry and mint leaves is a classic that we’ll happily sip on all year long.
Turn flavorless H2O into a refreshingly tart treat by tossing in some sour cherries. Add a few lemon slices for an extra zing and pucker up for this tasty summer drink.
Spruce up your H2O with a deeply tangy and sweet blood orange infused water recipe that’s brought to perfection with hints of thyme. The best part? The blood orange adds a beautiful color to your drink to make it totally Instagram-worthy.
Nope, drinking that PSL doesn’t count as hydrating. For a healthier alternative, try sipping on water infused with all of the best flavors of fall—apples, pears, plums, and cinnamon sticks. We won’t tell you it tastes like a PSL, but it does make the most of your favorite sweater-weather flavors.
Let’s talk citrus. Not only are grapefruits loaded with flavor—they’re also packed with vitamin C and calcium. Slice up one of these citrus gems, along with half of a lemon and some sage, and drink it when you’re looking for something refreshing and energizing.
With the exception of the ocean, this is definitely the most beautiful water we’ve ever laid eyes on. Pour a glass of this when you’re feeling like something a little extra, or serve it up as a super-sexy way to stay hydrated during date night.
If you’ve got a lot of produce sitting around, this everything-but-the-kitchen-sink-water can help you put it to use. Jam-packed with cucumber, lemon, orange, strawberries, blueberries, and mint, this intensely flavorful water makes tasting the rainbow healthier than ever before.
Simply put, this sweet, tropical combination of blended watermelon and coconut water takes us to our happy place. And by that, we mean somewhere way warmer than here.
Blackberries are packed with antioxidants and bursting with flavor. The juice of these vibrant little berries is a great, subtle natural sweetener that’s brought to life by fresh mint leaves.