Oh, to be in Queensland in the springtime. Warm days; long, sunny afternoons fading to soft twilight; jacarandas smudging the landscape with purple; and the garden full of new growth. I wanted to make some fruit waters as a refreshing alternative to soft drink and this combination is one that I love. The apple, cinnamon and lime add subtle flavour and fragrance to the water and the jug can be topped up whenever needed with more water and ice. You could also try lemon, mint and finely sliced fresh ginger; or blueberries, strawberries and a vanilla bean. Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon!
Makes at least 2 litres
1 Pink Lady apple
1 cinnamon quill
Large jug of water, with ice
Chop the apple in half, then in quarters and carefully cut out the core. Slice into wedges. Slice the cheeks off the lime. Fill the jug with water and ice and add the apple slices, lime and cinnamon quill. Leave to sit for about 15 minutes for the fruit to begin imparting flavour into the water. Top up the jug as needed with more water and ice. Enjoy!
Never infused something with water but liquor before……
btw, how does it taste???
Subtle overtones of the apple, cinnamon and lime – just enough to flavour but not to overwhelm. If you leave it for a few hours in the fridge the flavour gets a bit stronger. I love it – helps me drink more water
Good plan! I’ve been looking at the fall ingredients, pumpkin recipe overload and other warming foods all over the blog world – just as we slip into swimming weather and thinking how much I love it all, but how glad I am to be in the middle of spring. margaret
missing spring days, but I’ll fake it till March with this one 🙂