Strawberry Mint Water

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So one of the links I wanted to eat last week was this little post from Food52 about infusing water with the cut off tops of strawberries. I loved the idea of finding a use for something that is typically discarded, and it was kind of a no lose situation. The worst that could happen is that it would taste gross and I’d be throwing out something I was going to throw out anyway, and wasting a little water.

I threw the (well cleaned!) strawberry tops into a half gallon glass jar as I was prepping for our lunches this week. I also had some leftover mint on hand, so I put a small handful of that in as well. Then I filled the jar to the brim with filtered water and stuck it in the fridge for a few hours.

Once I thought it had been in there long enough, I poured some through a fine mesh sieve into a glass because I didn’t want any leaves or strawberry seeds in the water.

This is seriously so delicious that I can’t believe I haven’t been doing it for years. Think of all the wasted strawberry tops! The mint added a really nice touch too, so I would really recommend adding some if you have any. I bet basil would also be delicious.

Am I the only one who didn’t realize how amazing infused waters are?

Strawberry Mint Water

  • Cleaned strawberry tops
  • Water
  • Mint (optional, but highly suggested)

Simply combine all of the above into a container place in the fridge for at least 2 hours; longer if possible.  The water will turn a lovely shade of pale pink after a while, which would be so pretty for a party.

Strain and serve.

I’ve successfully added more water quite a few times, but probably 2 days would be the longest I’d go before I straining out the strawberries. They start to lose their color and flavor over time.

13 thoughts on “Strawberry Mint Water

  1. I’ve been freezing strawberry tops and throwing them into my smoothies for awhile but this looks like another fun way to use them.


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