Fresh Mint Water

In the summer it’s easy to grab a sugary drink to quench your thirst. Leave those empty calories behind and try this yummy fresh mint recipe for fresh mint water instead. It’s not only delicious but so easy to make. With just two ingredients needed. This summertime drink much better than just plain water.

I love to make sure I have quite a few options of non-sugary drinks on hand in the summertime. I know when the hot weather hits it can make you so thirsty, and it’s easy to grab a pop, or maybe you call it soda where you live. But I think you’ll like this summertime drink recipe for fresh mint water even better.

Fresh mint water is super easy to make, you only need two ingredients, mint and water. You can purchase fresh mint at the grocery store in the produce area. But we grow our own in the garden.

In the summer it’s easy to grab a sugary drink to quench your thirst. Leave those empty calories behind and try this yummy fresh mint recipe for fresh mint water instead. It’s not only delicious but so easy to make. With just two ingredients needed. This summertime drink much better than just plain water.

Mint is really easy to grow. But one word of warning, be sure to grow it in a container. In our garden we have two kinds of mint we grow in containers. If you grow mint in the ground it can tend to spread everywhere so we grow ours in pots to help keep it under control. We grow peppermint and spearmint in our garden.

I love that I purchased two plants about 5 years ago and each spring they start to grow and in the winter they die back. It’s such an easy plant to grow.

What You’ll Need for the Fresh Mint Water,

You need to get a few sprigs of mint. If you have lots of mint you can add more if you want. I find two sprigs will easily flavor a half gallon of water.

Step 1,
Wash the mint. Crush the mint, we do this by rolling it between our hands.

Step 2,
Drop the crushed mint into the water and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.

Step 3,
After sitting overnight, you’ll have a very refreshing minty drink. Once the water is flavored strongly enough, remove the mint from the water.

Sweeten the Fresh Mint Water

If plain mint water is well, just too plain, you can add a little sweetener to the water. Stir in a little sugar or simple syrup to give it a little sweetness.

We don’t do this at our house, but if you like your drinks a little sweeter you can add some sugar to the mint water.

In the summer it’s easy to grab a sugary drink to quench your thirst. Leave those empty calories behind and try this yummy fresh mint recipe for fresh mint water instead. It’s not only delicious but so easy to make. With just two ingredients needed. This summertime drink much better than just plain water.

I’ve found having a flavored water on hand helps to keep me drinking more water. Somedays I want something a little different than the normal plain water and this mint water really hits the spot on a hot summer day.

If you have mint in your garden, be sure to give this super easy recipe a try. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

Here’s the recipe to print, although it’s so simple you probably don’t need it.

In the summer it’s easy to grab a sugary drink to quench your thirst. Leave those empty calories behind and try this yummy fresh mint recipe for fresh mint water instead. It’s not only delicious but so easy to make. With just two ingredients needed. This summertime drink much better than just plain water.

In the summer it’s easy to grab a sugary drink to quench your thirst. Leave those empty calories along and try this yummy fresh mint recipe for fresh mint water instead. It’s not only delicious but so easy to make. With just two ingredients needed. This summertime drink much better than just plain water.
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Fresh Mint Water

Servings 1 gallon water
Author Shelly

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Sprigs of Mint
  • Water
  • Pitcher

Instructions

  • Fill a pitcher with water.
  • Wash the sprigs of mint well.
  • Crush the mint by rolling it between your hands.
  • Drop the crushed mint into the water.
  • Let the mint infuse the water overnight.
  • Once the water is infused enough, remove the mint.
  • Serve over ice with a fresh sprig of mint in it. Add sweetener if desired.

 

What’s your favorite summertime drinks? Have you ever tried fresh mint water?

 

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9 thoughts on “Fresh Mint Water”

  1. *I used to do this when I was a kid.  I went to an experimental (Hippy ) school. lots of organic gardening used to make mint tea out of my own mint. don’t have gardening space now and I miss it.  thanks for the memories and the fun blog

    1. Sandra, you might want to go for a small plant. I’ve never had much luck getting mint seeds to grow.

      If you can find fresh mint in the produce section, you could make the mint water with it. It only takes a small amount of mint to flavor the water.

  2. This mint water sounds really refreshing! I may try and see if my husband will drink this…he likes to drink soda because he says that water doesn’t have any taste. It would be great if the mint water could help him kick the soda habit!

    1. Erin, You might try making the mint water with a little sugar at first to get your hubby used to it and then slowly cut the sugar you add to each pitcher down. I hope your family likes it, too.

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