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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Flavored Water

While anise water won’t overtake mint water,
it’s one of our favorites. Photo courtesy
McCormick.

We’ve written before about adding berries, citrus slices, cucumber slices, mint and other herbs to create a pitcher of infused water. It adds considerable flavor with negligent calories.

You can also make flavored water with extracts. McCormick’s, available at most supermarkets, has the widest retail selection:

  • Fruit Flavors: Banana, Lemon, Coconut, Orange, Raspberry and Strawberry
  • Herb Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Mint
  • More Flavors: Almond, Maple, Rum

 

We make mint water every day. The recipe: 8-10 drops of mint extract per 16-ounce bottle of water (use a clean medicine dropper).

We like a very flavor-forward water. If you’re not certain how strong you like it, start with 6 drops and keep adding until you reach your preferred threshold.

But lately, we’ve been playing with other recipes, including combinations (banana rum is a favorite). But our most favorite discovery: anise water. If you love the flavor of anise (or licorice), try it.

And let us know your favorite combinations.





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