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I am excited to teach you How To Make Blackberry Mint Infused Water. Not only is infused water delicious, but it’s also an invigorating way to increase your water intake. Crisp, juicy blackberries are the star of the show! Followed up with a smooth and sophisticated minty flavor that keeps you cool and refreshed.
What do you need to make Blackberry Mint Infused Water?
Blackberries – Use fresh, ripe blackberries to get the best flavor.
Fresh Mint Leaves – Wash the mint leaves and add them to the water as well as a pretty garnish.
Ice Cubes – This blackberry and mint infused water tastes the best when it’s cold and on ice.
Cold Water – Steer clear of warm or hot water because it will just melt your ice cubes, and it will be watered down and not as flavorful.
How To Make Infused Water with Mint
First, clean the blackberries with cold water and place them in a glass along with fresh mint leaves.
Add ice on top of the berries and mint.
Pour in the cold water. Stir or shake gently, to cause the flavors to infuse faster.
Sip on your yummy infused water with mint and enjoy!
Health Benefits of Drinking Blackberry Mint Infused Water
Besides the fact that every sip of this water is satisfying and refreshing, there are many benefits to drinking infused water.
Toss out that soda and replace it with blackberry mint infused water. Drinking enough water can help keep you full, which can lead to losing weight. Plus, your body craves water to stay hydrated.
A few other reasons why drinking infused water is that it can help you digest your food better, increase your mood, and even give you a boost of energy.
Whether you drink water with or without fruit and mint, you are going to give your body what it needs to function correctly. Adding blackberries and mint gives it more flavor, so it’s easier to drink! And it just plain tastes great. 🙂
Can I Make Different Infused Water Flavors?
Of course, you can make a variety of fun and delightful flavors by adjusting the fruits and herbs that you use. Don’t be afraid to try out some varieties of fruits to change the flavors as you want. Here are a few of my favorites that I think you will enjoy.
As you can see from this list, the options are seriously endless! You can swap out different fruits and herbs as you see fit to make all sorts of infused water combinations.
Is the Flavor of the Infused Water Strong?
No, this recipe gives you a subtle, but delicious blackberry and mint flavor. The great thing is that you can easily add in more blackberries and mint to enhance the flavors even more.
Everyone has different preferences, so it’s great to have a recipe that can quickly and easily be adjusted.
Do I Need To Let The Blackberry Mint Infused Water Sit Before Drinking?
The longer you allow the fruit and mint to sit, the stronger the flavor will be. When I make a single glass, I don’t let it rest at all. I just swirl the ice in the cup to increase the blackberry flavor.
However, when I make a pitcher, I will place it in the fridge to chill and let the flavors develop in the cold water.
It’s entirely up to you and your preferences. I typically make a glass here and there, so sipping on it right away makes sense for me. Try it both ways to see what you prefer, and you can’t go wrong.
How Long Does Blackberry Mint Infused Water Last?
You can store the fruit infused water in the fridge for up to three days. If you leave it in there much longer, you may notice the flavor changes and becomes more bitter.
Leaving the berries and mint in the water for longer than three days will also cause it to have an intense flavor that you may not enjoy as well.
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- FOR ONE GLASS
- 10 Blackberries (cleaned)
- 4-5 Mint Leaves (cleaned, or a whole sprig if you choose)
- Ice Cubes (in glass)
- Water (cold)
- FOR PITCHER
- 30 Blackberries (cleaned)
- 2 sprigs Mint Leaves (fresh & cleaned)
- 10 cups Water
- Ice Cubes (in each glass)
FOR ONE GLASS
- Place the blackberries and fresh mint in a glass
- Top with ice
- Add cold water
- Place the blackberries and mint sprigs in the pitcher
- Pour water into the pitcher
- Toss it in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to infuse. I recommend anywhere from 1 - 8 hours. The longer it sits, the more flavor you will get.
- When serving, add ice to the glass
Feel free to add more blackberries or fresh mint if you prefer! The great news about this refreshing water is that you can easily adjust it to your taste.
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Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 147Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 133mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 19gSugar 13gProtein 6g
I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.