A beautiful twist on serving water. Impress your guests by presenting this infused cranberry mint water in place of plain old tap water. Dark cranberries, bright mint, and crisp ice create an unforgettable water.
Why This Recipe Works
This cranberry mint water recipe is a really beautiful twist on serving water to guests. I love to serve this up with Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. It takes minutes to prepare and everyone loves the festive addition rather than plain water. The mint also adds a nice fresh flavor to the water. I like to serve flavored water alongside another homemade festive drink like Thanksgiving punch, mock champagne, or sparkling cranberry cocktails.
Drinking infused water is a healthy, low calorie, smart and tasty way to stay hydrated without getting overloaded with sugar and calories. There are many health benefits of infused water including hydration and appetite suppression. Check out our other infused water recipes.
What Is Cranberry Mint Water?
This cranberry mint water is an infused water, gussied up for the holidays. Infused water is simple water, that has been combined with fruit or herbs that takes on the essence of those ingredients.
About The Ingredients
The ingredient list is simple and basic. Everything can be purchased at your local grocery store.
- fresh cranberries - these are usually only available last three months of the year. They can be found in the produce section of your grocery store. The cranberries themselves do not flavor the water, but just add a beautiful color.
- fresh mint leaves - I love the smell of mint, and this adds a fresh hint of flavor to the water. You can find fresh mint in your produce section.
- drinking water - tap water works just fine and is free. Often times I'll pick up a few gallons of filtered water from the grocery store.
- ice - I like to use lots and lots of ice to keep the water chilled and fresh.
A complete list of ingredients and instructions can be located in the recipe card below.
How Do I Make Cranberry Mint Water?
Making this refreshing cranberry water is fast and easy. To prepare you need to wash your mint and cranberries. I like to do this in a colander. I also like to pull the mint leaves from the stems.
- In a punch bowl, or large pitcher add 1-2 cup mint leaves.
- Add fresh cranberries.
- Toss in ice.
- Fill with cold water.
What Should I Serve My Water In?
I like to serve my water in one of the following:
That way your guests can see what they are serving themselves, and it adds to the decor. You can also serve this cranberry mint water in a I love adding crushed ice.
- Extra Minty Cranberry Mint Water - for an extra minty kick, steep handful of mint leaves in 1 cup boiling water for 5 minutes. Let cool and then add to your pitcher or punch bowl along with this recipe.
- Rosemary Water - swap out the mint for rosemary. It will still look festive with the cranberries, but instead of a fresh flavor you'll have a nice herby water.
- Citrus - add citrus to the recipe. Sliced oranges or lemons are a nice addition. The citrus compliments the mint and also adds an acidity to the water.
There are digestive benefits to drinking mint infused water. The menthol in mint is thought to help some people who suffer from indigestion. This is similar to why mints are often served after dinner. There are other benefits to hydrations aside from the digestive health. Some say it aids in weight loss and appetite suppressing.
This infused water will keep for 1 day in the refrigerator. After that, you should discard it.
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Cranberry Mint Water
- Punch Bowl, Drink Dispenser or Pitcher
- 1 pound fresh cranberries rinsed
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves rinsed and leaves removed from stem
- 1 pound ice
- In a punch bowl or drink dispenser add ice.
- Add cranberries and mint
- Fill container with water.
- Serve immediately.