Flavors of Summer Water: Lavender, Mint & Lemon
It’s hot again. We had this slight tease of 2 days of Fall-like weather earlier in the week, but we’re fully back in August’s armpit this weekend.
Drinking plain water can get boring, so this summer I’ve been experimenting with some infused water recipes. If you’re looking to shake up your drinking water, take one or both of these recipes for a whirl.
Want something summery but more adult? Check out my Pimm’s Cup recipe.
Lavender, Mint & Lemon Infused Water
Place a sliced lemon, a handful of lavender and a handful of mint leaves in a pitcher. If you’d like, smash it all with a muddler. Fill the pitcher with filtered water. Place in refrigerator and let sit overnight. Pour the water through a strainer into another pitcher. Serve with ice. (You can discard the solids, or give it another go with more water and another night in the fridge).
Slightly Sweet Lemon Mint Water
Put half of a sliced lemon and a few tablespoons of mint in a quart-sized measuring cup. Sprinkle a half tablespoon of white granulated sugar on top. Muddle until the sugar is wet (about 30 seconds to a minute). Pour filtered water on top to fill the measuring cup. Whisk well to make sure the sugar dissolves. Pour through a strainer into a pitcher, pushing down on the solids to extract more flavor. Discard solids.You can add lemon slices to the pitcher if you’d like. Serve with ice.