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Basil Water

Fresh, Green and Refreshing, this Basil Water will give you a little kick of flavor in every sip! Tired of drinking plain ol water? Try some infused waters for a little touch of flavor!

pitcher of basil water

Basil Infused Water

Basil Water has an earthy clean taste that reminds me of the sparkling feel of licorice and a fresh green field all at the same time!

That lovely essence that wafts through the air can flavor your water too. No point in wasting all that delicious flavor when your water could be infusing the benefit!

Basil Water has an earthy clean taste that reminds me of the sparkling feel of licorice and a fresh green field all at the same time!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

fresh basil
  • Basil – 2-3 stalks will do. Rinse it well first and then you are ready for use.
  • Fresh Clean Water – I like to use a filtered water, but tap water will do if that is what you have.
  • A Clean Storage Container – I use a glass pitcher in the fridge but you could also use mason jars or any other pitcher you prefer.

It’s Easier Than You Think!

You’ll LOVE how EASY this is and it SAVES money, tastes great and is even good for you!

Here’s an Overview of How To Make This! (The short step by step over view).

  1. Place Basil Into Your Pitcher or Jar. You can muddle it a little first if you like (bruise it). This adds more flavor.
  2. Fill With Water and Place into the Fridge for At Least 30 mins up to 4 hours.

That lovely essence that wafts through the air can flavor your water too.

Frequently Asked Questons (FAQ’s) Put your research questions/answers here

What Are The Benefits of Basil Water?

Since this isn’t a health site, I’ll go with the known items about basil. It’s a terrific source of nutrients and besides that, it tastes GREAT!

How Do I Know If Basil is Fresh?

Look at the stalks and leaves, do you seem plump, green and fresh? Are the leaves firmly attached to the stalk? These are signs of freshness.

Do I Wash the Basil Before Putting It In The Water?

You will want to give your basil a good rinse with fresh water before using.

Can I Eat the Basil Out of the Infused Water?

You can, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

How Long Can The Basil Stay In The Water?

Remove the basil after 4 hours. The water will last for a few days in the fridge.

Can I Use a Sparkling Water to Make My Infused Water?

Absolutely yes! Just understand that you’ll want to make smaller quantities because the bubbles leave the water pretty quickly.

What Other Flavors Go With Basil Water?

Rosemary goes GREAT with some other flavors! Try one of these combos today!

  • Lemon Basil
  • Basil Strawberry

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leaves in pitcher

Tips and Tricks

  • Use the freshest basil you can.
  • Allow the basil to infuse for at least 30 minutes. Leave it in the pitcher for up to 4 hours but remove after that.
  • Save the infused water in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Try mixing your basil water with other flavors like lemon or raspberry.
  • Do you prefer sparkling water? No problem, use that instead of regular water.
  • You can learn all kinds of great info about Basil from the American Botanical Council.

PRO TIP: For a fancy twist, dip the rim of the glass in colored sugar. Its beautiful and adds a bit of sweetness to your day.

If You Enjoyed This Infused Water, You Might Also Enjoy…

Cucumber Water

Lemon Water

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pitcher of basil water

Basil Water

Refreshing crisp and bright basil water starts your day off right! Add fresh invigorating basil leaves to your crystal clear water for a wonderful basil infused water!
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Course: beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basil infused water, basil water
Prep Time: 5 minutes
resting time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 1kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 20 leaves basil
  • ½ Gallon Water

Instructions

  • Place basil leaves into the bottom of a pitcher or container (like a mason jar) that you will keep your infused water in. (Crush the leaves as you put them in the pitcher for more flavor)
  • Pour ½ gallon of water over the basil and stir.
  • Place the pitcher into the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Pour into glass and garnish the water with some fresh basil leaves. Feel free to use ice.

Notes

  • Use the freshest basil you can.
  • crush some of the basil leaves  so that you’ll get the most flavor .
  • Allow the basil to infuse for at least 30 minutes.
  • Leave them in the pitcher for up to 4 hours but remove them after that.
  • Save the infused water in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Try mixing your basil water with other flavors like lemon or lime.
  • Do you prefer sparkling water? No problem, use that instead of regular water.
PRO TIP: For a fancy twist, dip the rim of the glass in colored sugar. Its beautiful and adds a bit of sweetness to your day.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Basil Water
Amount Per Serving (8 0z)
Calories 1 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 8IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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A Verse to Share

I’ve been thinking about how one would know a false prophet and here’s what I’ve come up with…

A real prophet probably isn’t very wealthy. Jesus certainly wasn’t.

The real deal might have righteous indignation, but he/she would not espouse hate.

Jesus spoke out for the underling, the poor, the afflicted, widows and children. He wouldn’t have been out to empower the already powerful, would He?

Meaning, you can look for the fruit of his life, just like the Bible tells us.

Matthew 7: 15-16

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?

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