Lately there has been a huge increase in the number of people talking about, making and of course drinking infused water. They are quick to make, tasty and much better for you than pure juices (at least calories wise). So today I would like to share with you my little twist on infused water… infused fresh mint.
- Large bunch of fresh mint
- 1l water
- 1 juicy lemon
- 1tbsp pure honey
- Crushed ice (optional)
Wash and roughly tear your mint. Place it in a pitcher jug.
Boil 1 litre of water and pour over your mint – just like you would to make a mint tea.
Allow it to cool a bit.
After 15 minutes or so, add one full table spoon of runny honey (and stir well) and the juice from half the lemon.
Slice the remaining half of the lemon into thick slices and pop into your jug (make sure that your lemon is un-waxed and well washed).
Put it aside and let it cool completely.
Serve once cold, ideally over crushed ice.
You can prepare it fresh on the day or prepare it in the evening to be ready for the next morning. If you decide to make it the night before there is few things to remember: once cold/-er pop it into the fridge, so it doesn’t spend the entire night at room temperature. In the morning, after retrieving it from the fridge, remove mint and sliced lemon from the jug – you can infuse your waters up to 12h but you shouldn’t leave any fruit / herbs in it for any longer. Once all the bits are removed you can enjoy your infused water for up to 3 days (if you keep it in the fridge).
If you have, I would love to know what your favourite flavour combinations are.