How to Make Fruit-Infused Water


fruit-infused water
May 23, 2022

Healthy & Easy to Make

Infusing your water with frozen fruit makes it delicious while keeping it cold. it’s a great way to get kids to drink more water during those hot summer days at the lake, beach, or even in the backyard! There are lots of different recipes for fruit-infused water, so here are some tips for making it great as well as a few of our personal favorites.

The Best Ingredients for Fruit-Infused Water

It’s fine to drink fruit-infused water every day! Just be sure and change up the flavors so you’re getting different vitamins and minerals.

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Our Favorite Recipes

Stahlbush Strawberry-Infused Water


  1. Add mint to bottom of a glass pitcher. Muddle slightly by mashing down on the mint 3-4 times with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add strawberries, blueberries, and limes to the pitcher. Mix with mint.
  3. Add water.
  4. Place in refrigerator overnight to infuse, or chill for 10 minutes, stir and serve over ice. 

More Ideas–add 8 cups of water to any of these recipes: 

  • Orange-Blueberry Infused Water: 2 sliced oranges, 1/2 cup of blueberries, ice
  • Berry-Lemon Infused Water: 1 sliced lemon, 1/2 cup blueberries or Marionberries, ice
  • Raspberry-Orange Water: 1 sliced orange, 1 pint raspberries, ice
  • Strawberry Lemon Water: 1 cup quartered strawberries, 1 sliced lemon, ice
  • Strawberry-Cucumber Water: 1 thinly sliced English cucumber, 1 cup quartered strawberries, ice
  • Mint Watermelon Water: 4 cups cubed watermelon, 1/4 cup fresh mint (muddled), ice
  • Strawberry-Lavender Infused Water: 1 cup quartered strawberries, 1/4 cup fresh lavender (muddled), ice
Don’t Take Our WOrd For it!

“I like my freezer to be full of Stahlbush.”

-Gretchen Loos, Bozeman MT

How long does it take water to infuse?

More subtle flavors, like blueberry, will take longer to absorb into the water. Strong flavors like mint and lemon will infuse quickly.

A Few Notes

Keep in mind that fruit-infused water is perishable, so you should drink it within 2 hours of making, and not let it sit at room temperature. Once the fruit reaches room temperature (between 40 and 140F) bacteria can grow rapidly.

If you’re making fruit-infused water for kids, make sure you only give them as much as they will drink right away and take the water bottle or cup when they are done so any excess can be thrown out.