Have you seen the latest addition to our product range? We’ve launched a jug, designed to sit in your fridge and deliver 1 litre of your favourite infusion at home. It’s perfect for mealtimes and it looks pretty, well, pretty too. The body of the bottle is made from glass, and the silicon grip comes in a range of colours to suit the rest of your tableware.
It’s a great way to get the rest of the family excited about fruity water, and everyone can pitch in with their favourite flavour combos. We’ve put together a few infusions for you to try – the quantities have been scaled up to make one bottle.
- The Palate Cleanser
INGREDIENTS: ¼ cucumber, sliced into ribbons or spiralised. 1/2 lime, juice only. ½ lemon, cut into slices.
METHOD: We figured you wouldn’t want anything too overpowering with your meal, so this is a gentle infusion designed to give the merest of flavourful hints. It still beats bland water by a long shot! Mix together the ingredients and tip into your chamber, leaving the drink to chill in the fridge for an hour before serving.
The citrus gives a burst of vitamin C, which helps the digestion of iron into the system. Those suffering from anaemia are advised to take in some vitamin C at every meal, specifically for this reason.
- Lemon and Rosemary Teaser
INGREDIENTS: ½ lemon, sliced. 2 sprigs of rosemary.
METHOD: Another super simple one to put together, and there’s nothing in here that will overpower your meal. The rosemary gives an unexpected but tasty spicy kick, which offsets the sharpness of the lemon.
Combine the lemon slices and the rosemary, squeezing the slices slightly as you add them to the chamber. This encourages the lemony flavour to infuse into the water quickly. Leave to chill before serving.
- After Dinner Mint
INGREDIENTS: 1/2 a lemon, 2cm of root ginger, 6 mint leaves.
METHOD: Slice your lemons into wedges, dice your ginger into a pieces and add into your fruit chamber on top of some bruised mint leaves.
Mint and ginger are both fabulous for digestion, which makes this the perfect tonic to close a meal. They soothe the palate too, so this is a great drink if you’ve gone a touch heavy on the spice!
- Fruity Pudding
INGREDIENTS: 4 strawberries, halved. 6 chunks of cantaloupe melon. 4 mint leaves, crushed.
METHOD: If you’re not in the habit of serving dessert daily, this water gives a little hint of sweetness at the end of your meal. Simply combine together the melon and strawberries and add to your chamber in layers, separating each tier with a mint leaf.
Melon is great for maintaining healthy blood pressure levels through the combination of its high water content and potassium. As honeydew contains both vitamin C and copper, it promotes healthy skin by aiding collagen production and tissue repair.
- Dinner Party Cocktail Chic
INGREDIENTS: 1 earl grey tea bag, 1 slice of lemon, 1 slice of lime, honey as desired and 1 or 2 aniseed balls.
METHOD: Allow your earl grey tea bag to infuse in 300ml of hot water for 10 minutes. Then mix together with 500ml of cold plain water. Add in lime, lemon, honey to sweeten and leave to infuse in a fridge overnight, or for at least 1hr. Add in crushed ice for effect.
Yes, this one is booze-free, but that’s not to say you couldn’t modify it to include a little tipple if you’re hosting a dinner party for friends. We’d suggest gin, vodka, vermouth, tequila…all the clear spirits, basically!