4 Ways to Autumn Infuse Your Water
Fall is here! As the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to change, we reach for a glass of apple cider or the traditional pumpkin spiced latte. During this time of year, it’s easy to forget to stay hydrated between all the sugary drinks.
Did you know your water can be festive, too? Adding different fall-inspired ingredients is a fun and tasty way to stay hydrated this season.
Here are four ways to add some fall flavor and autumn infuse your water:
While you’re visiting the cider mill, be sure to pick a few extra apples to add to your water. Adding apples is a tasty to stay hydrated.
Cut ¼ of a Gala or red apple into cold water and let it infuse in the fridge for at least four hours (the longer the better, because apples do not infuse as quickly as other fruits). Another tip is to slice them thinly, as thin apple slices provide the most surface area for juices and flavor to seep out into the water.
Adding thin slices of cinnamon sticks is a great way to give a little extra kick of flavor to your water. Cinnamon also provides some added health benefits such as improving alertness and concentration. For something even more delicious, you can combine apples and cinnamon into your water for the perfect fall drink.
Want a sweeter taste for your water? Cranberries and oranges are a delicious and healthy way to add some extra fall flavor.
Add one sliced orange and two cups of fresh cranberries to a pitcher of cold water and let it infuse for five minutes, or longer for enhanced flavor. You can also use frozen cranberries if you can’t find fresh ones.
Turn Up the Heat
With fall comes the cooler weather of the season. Heating up your water and adding fruits, spices and tea bags is another way to stay hydrated and stay warm. Any of the recipes listed above can also be served as hot drinks with added ingredients, such as pumpkin spice, lemon juice, honey and black tea bags.
What is your favorite way to autumn infuse your water? Tell us in the comments below!