I’ve been seeing a lot of photos of water with fruit in it. I never knew how to call it until I looked it up on the Internet: it’s called fruit infused water because when you put fruit in water, the water absorbs the flavor of the fruit. I got very curious when I saw it and I wanted to try it because it looks and sounds very interesting and it may even taste nice, so why not?
For starters I wanted to try this with one of my favorite fruits: strawberries. I first cut off the top and then cut them in half. In the end I cut about five strawberries, which I thought was enough. I put the strawberries in a jug filled with about ¾ water. I wanted to drink it cold of course, so first I left it in the fridge for 15 minutes (adding ice cubes is also helpful). After that I got very curious what it would taste like and took it out of the fridge. While taking my first sip I could smell the strawberries and it tasted like them too! It was really weird because it really tastes like you just ate a strawberry.
Later that day I really wanted to try something else. I read that by using cucumber (not really a fruit but whatever) you could make a very refreshing drink and since it’s summer (and who doesn’t want to be refreshed on a hot summer day?), I tried that! I first peeled the cucumber and then sliced it. In the end I used about eight slices of the cucumber. But before I put the cucumber in the jug filled with ¾ water, I cut out the middle of the cucumber. I also added some fresh mint. This would make the water have even more flavor than it already did. After putting it in the fridge for 15 minutes again, I tasted it and it had a really fresh taste. The mint flavor wasn’t too much so I could still taste the cucumber. I really liked this one, so I will make this (for sure) more on hot summer days.
I got really surprised by the fact I actually liked this fruit infused water. One thing I will try with this is water with strawberries, raspberries and some lemon, just because I think that will also taste nice and be refreshing just like the ones I already tried. Would you want to try this? And what kinds of fruit would you use to make your fruit infused water?