It’s officially summer here in Southern Illinois. It’s been in the mid 80′s all week. One way I like to cool off is by drinking water. I just love this Blackberry Mint Infused Water! I actually like drinking water but sometimes the plain ol water is just boring. Adding fruit and herbs make it enjoyable and taste delicious. This is such a refreshing drink and its darn pretty.
My neighbor Amy from A Blossoming Life has a garden and gave me a generous amount of mint. I already had some blackberries in the ice box and thought the two would be good together. I was right! This flavor combo is defiantly a winner. It almost reminds me of the Blackberry Clearly Canadian. Do you remember those? They were a special treat in my house growing up. I think they were kind of pricey so we only got them occasionally.
There really is no exact recipe for the infused water. All I did some mash about a handful of blackberries releasing their juices into a pitcher. Then I rubbed the mint in my hands to release the oils and placed them in the same pitcher. Just add water and let infuse for at least 2 hours. I recommend over night for full flavor. You and your family can drink the blackberry mint infused water on a daily basis or serve at a summer party or bbq.
What other flavored water combos do you like?