May, 13, 2014

How to Make Fruit-Infused Water for a Posh Event

There’s really nothing like relaxing with an ice-cold glass of water on a hot summer day, is there? I’m always striving to stay hydrated, which is why I love one of the latest trends I’ve been noticing: fruit infused water! This helps me switch up my day-to-day hydration in a fun, colorful and tasty way.

This water’s not just for a day by the pool, though‚ it’s perfect for a summertime celebration, too! I’m expecting to see these chic beverages at weddings, birthdays, baby showers and more. Infused water is perfect for everyone, after all! See how you can use this all-ages drink trend for your special event.

How to Make Fruit-Infused Water

To make infused water, simply fill a pitcher with water and mix in slices of your chosen fruits, vegetables and herbs. Then, let the water chill for two to eight hours for the flavors to fully soak into the water. The longer you let the water sit, the stronger the flavor will be!

Pitcher of water mixed with sliced fruits, veggies and herbs

Fruit-Infused Waters to Try

fruit-Infused water into slushies

When you’re making your own infused water, the options are practically endless! Still, here are a few of my favorite.

  • Mint + Lavender + Lime
  • Watermelon + Cucumber
  • Mango + Orange
  • Strawberry + Mint

All of these combinations are not only look crisp and luxurious, they also taste delightful and are completely refreshing!

Other Ways to Try Infused Water

Fruit infused water is fabulous on its own, but if you’re looking to try it in a different way, you have plenty of choices. You can freeze the water in ice cubes to add to a fun mixed drink, or you could create slushies from the mixture. Have some adults in the crowd? These waters are the perfect mixers for cocktails. You could even freeze the water into popsicles for a thirst-quenching dessert!

Create a Coordinated Look with Table Linen

Infused waters look lavish on their own, but to really tie the look together, you’ll want to coordinate your rental table linen to match. If you choose watermelon- and cucumber-infused water, you may want a sheer gold table linen to match the lighthearted aesthetic of the drink. Strawberry and mint-infused water, however, creates a bolder appearance, so you might opt for neutral table linen in shades like cream or tan for balance. Using all three as part of an infused-water bar? Try using a natural yuma table linen with a crisp white overlay. This design highlights your gorgeous fruit water combinations, letting them take center stage.

What fruit-infused water flavors would you try? Let me know on BBJ Linen’s Facebook or Twitter pages!