How to Make Infused Water in a Mason Jar

How to Make Infused Water in a Mason Jar

July 18, 2022

How to Make Infused Water in a Mason Jar

Looking to increase your water intake with a flavorful twist? Use a mason jar to make some infused water! With our new Ergo Spout® WIDE, you can store and pour a half-gallon of your infused water of choice to stay hydrated all summer long!

What is Infused Water?

Infused water is exactly what it sounds like - it’s water that has fruits, vegetables, or herbs infused so the water takes on different flavors. Infused water is perfect if you need to increase your water intake but don’t like the taste of plain water.

It’s also the perfect summer drink to serve at a barbecue or pool party because it helps you and your guests withstand the heat while drinking a tasty treat. But that’s not all infused water is good for.

Benefits of Infused Water

Beyond helping you stay hydrated, infused water has a variety of health benefits, and the benefits can change based on the ingredients you choose. Here are some ways drinking infused water is healthy for your body:

  • Appetite control - Sometimes we are legitimately hungry, and other times we just want something tasty to snack on. When we have flavors in our water, we are less likely to search for a snack because we’re satisfied with the taste in our mouths from our infused water.
  • Weight management - Along with appetite control comes weight management. When we’re not eating for the sake of eating, we’re better at keeping our bodies at a healthy weight.
  • Digestion aid - Water is great for the body, and when we increase our intake by drinking infused water, we have healthier digestive systems.
  • Headache prevention - Water also prevents headaches, and that does not stop when we have flavor in our water. A large percentage of headaches spur from dehydration, so the tastier our water is, the more hydrated we will be, and the fewer headaches we will suffer.
  • Immune protection - Consuming certain fruits and vegetables gives us healthier immune systems, as does staying hydrated, so the combination is perfect for immune support.
  • Breath freshener - Dehydration is one cause of halitosis, so to fight it, it’s great to drink some infused water, especially because that flavor can give us fresh breath. Bonus points if you infuse your water with some mint.
  • Blood sugar regulation - Drinking infused water can also stop us from reaching for candies that spike our blood sugar.

How to Make Infused Water

Infused water is so simple to make. Here’s what to do:

  1. Decide on a recipe and gather your ingredients. You can choose from one of our recipes below or select a flavor combination of your own.
  2. Inspect your ingredients to ensure nothing has spoiled. If you notice any mold, especially on soft fruits like berries, discard those and do not put them in your water.
  3. Take a 64-ounce mason jar and put your ingredients in the jar. There is no need to muddle them, though you can if you want. Make sure they are cut into slices, especially if they have a rind that can be peeled, to ensure their flavors are properly infused. You may also peel the rinds if you want, but you don’t have to. Herbs can be separated into sprigs and leaves, but there is no need to break them down any further.
  4. Pour water over your ingredients, secure your mason jar with your Ergo Spout® WIDE, and put it in the refrigerator for 24 hours. After that, it will have a delicious, refreshing flavor.
  5. Remove the fruit from the jar at this time if you wish. If you are going to serve it, slice up some new ingredients and put the fresh ones in the mason jar so your guests know the flavor of the water.

Infused Water Recipes

As mentioned, you can absolutely choose your own flavor combinations, but if you want some inspiration, check out these recipes:

  • Strawberry, Lemon, and Basil - 1 cup of sliced strawberries, 2 sliced lemons, 10 basil leaves 
  • Cucumber, Jalapeño, and Mint - 2 sliced cucumbers, 1 sliced jalapeño - deseeded, 10 mint leaves 
  • Lemon Rosemary - 2 sliced lemons, 8 rosemary sprigs 
  • Mango Pineapple - Chunks of 1 mango, chunks of 1 pineapple 
  • Triple Berry - 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup raspberries, 1 cup blackberries 
  • Grapefruit Ginger - 1 large grapefruit, 1 small peeled and sliced piece of ginger 
  • Lemon Lime - 2 sliced lemons, 2 sliced limes
  • Ginger Carrot - 1 large peeled and sliced piece of ginger, 2 large peeled and sliced carrots 

Note: these recipes are based on 64 ounces of water.

How to Store Infused Water

Infused water is super easy to store, especially when you use a mason jar and our Ergo Spout® WIDE. After making a delicious batch of infused water, keep it in your refrigerator with your mason jar spout for up to six days.

Make sure that while the water is stored in your refrigerator, you are checking the state of your fruit. If you notice any signs of spoilage, it has gone bad and should not be consumed.

You can store your infused water with the fruits, vegetables, and herbs inside the mason jar, but you don’t have to. The longer you keep your foods inside your water, the more intense the flavor of the water will become, but the longer you keep the food inside the water, the more susceptible to spoilage it comes. 

 Use your best judgment and never consume anything that has spoiled. 

Tips

  • If you want some flavors to be less intense or more intense, simply adjust the amount. A smaller amount of one ingredient will give you a less intense flavor while a larger amount of another ingredient will give you a more intense flavor.
  • Use fresh ingredients instead of frozen ones for better flavor. 
  • Avoid ingredients that do not hold up well when they’re in water, like bananas and tomatoes.
  • Use the Ergo Spout® WIDE as a mason jar spout for your infused water. This will make it easy to serve and store.



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