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