This orange basil infused water is the perfect drink for hot summer days. It’s refreshing, tasty and easy to make. Subtle basil and citrus flavor with a hint of turmeric.
Guys, infused waters are perfect for summer. During hot weather it’s important to stay hydrated so drinking a lot of water is a must. But let’s be honest with each other. Water can get boring after a while. Don’t you think? That is why I try to turn boring water into a tasty drink by making infused water. Kiwi & mint infused water or lemon ginger water along with this orange basil infused water are one of my favorite flavor combinations.
By the way, I made this orange basil infused water on a whim and I am glad I did it. The flavor combo is perfect! Basil + turmeric + orange create a unique flavor that you will fall in love with.
However, if you would like to try make your own infused water, here are a few tips to help you make this refreshing summer drink.
What fruits are best when making infused water:
You can use any fruits and vegetables you like. Experiment with flavors to see what works for you and what doesn’t. Bear in mind that berries (blueberries, strawberries, ….) will infuse your water only lightly unless you mash/squash them first.
Things you should know when/before making infused water:
Use herbs such as mint or basil, they are pretty fragrant and bring your infused water to a different level!
Use fruits & veggies of your choice but bear in mind, that some might not infuse your water as much as others.
The longer you keep the water in your fridge the stronger its taste.
Store your water in the fridge before serving.
Ginger and turmeric are perfect for making infused water of any kind.
Bruising herb leaves will lead to a stronger infusion.
Make sure your fruits are fresh. Gone off fruits will spoil your water.
This orange basil infused water is perfect for summer parties and family gatherings.
Guys, this recipe for orange basil infused water is very straight-forward and only takes 5 minutes to make so I hope you will give it a go!
- 1 Large Orange
- 4 Basil Sprigs
- 2 Turmeric Roots (3cm long)
- 4 cups Water (1L)
Wash and slice orange. Peel and slice turmeric roots. Fill a large jar with 4 cups of water, add orange slices, turmeric and basil. Cover with lid and chill in the fridge overnight.
Keep in the fridge before serving!