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Remedies for a hot summer

Helloooooooo Summer!

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Inspired by the trendy infused water craze and our recent sweltering weather, I decided to whip up a few recipes of my own. I filled one quart mason jars with the ingredients listed below and then topped each jar with filtered water. Then, I left the jars in the refrigerator overnight. Shake the jars well before drinking. Some turned out more flavorful than others but I enjoyed them all. And that says a lot since I am not a water-loving guzzler. Hope you find these refreshing and enjoyable.

lemonmui

Lemon Mui Infused Water
1/2 cucumber, sliced
lemon, sliced
mint
Li hing mui, sliced

This one was my favorite! The cucumber adds a refreshing taste that I love.

lemonblueberry

Lemon Blueberry Infused Water
lemon, sliced
Sprig of rosemary
Handful of blueberries

I was afraid the rosemary would be too powerful, but I could barely taste it. I would add more rosemary and squeeze half a lemon next time.

orangeshiso

Orange Shiso Infused Water
orange, sliced
Handful of blueberries
2-3 shiso leaves

Since shiso goes with orange in savory recipes, I added shiso leaves for color and flavor.

cucumberberries

Cucumber Berries Infused Water
4 strawberries, sliced
Handful of blueberries
1/2 cucumber, sliced

Beautiful and colorful, but this one had the least flavor.

citrus

Citrus Splash Infused Water
lemon, sliced
lime, sliced
Sprig of rosemary

I thought I would try a total citrus one, but the rind really dominated. To tone it down, I would recommend adding the juice of half a lemon to the water.

 How are you cooling down this summer?

About Terri Dux

Terri Dux

Besides being a writer, passionate blogger, and photographer for HomeWorld Furniture, Terri is also co-owner of a local t-shirt craft company. When not watching her favorite TV channel, HGTV, Terri likes to sew, vermicompost, and thrift at neighborhood garage sale

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2 comments on “Remedies for a hot summer

  1. i love this!! makes me want to drink more water 🙂

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