How to Make Water the Most-Delicious Thing Ever

For the healthiest drinks around, try these infused waters from Food Network Kitchen.

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Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All rights Reserved

Watered Down? Anything But. 

These flavored waters are healthier than the usual sugary sodas, iced teas and lemonades — but they're a whole lot more exciting than plain old H20. Infused with fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, they're everything you never knew you wanted in a glass of water. 

Strawberry-Cucumber Water

It sounds like the start to a fruity summer cocktail, but stop while you’re ahead: This refreshing infusion doesn’t need a splash of booze to satisfy.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry-Cucumber Water

Tomato-Basil Water

The simple combination of diced tomato and basil brings the garden-fresh flavor of a caprese salad to your water glass.

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Pineapple-Mint-Ginger Water

Mint and ginger are two time-tested stomach soothers. Combined with pineapple, they make for a drink that tastes tropical but is easy to make.

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Orange-Fennel Water

For a sophisticated twist on infused water, use fragrant fennel stalks and fronds to infuse, plus fresh slices of the bulb to serve.  

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Raspberry-Orange Water

Nothing says “summer” like bright, fresh fruit tumbling around in your water glass. Crushing the raspberries before infusing helps them impart the most flavor into your drink.

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Cantaloupe-Infused Water

This sweet sip doesn't need much doctoring up. Simply add thin slices of ripe melon to a frosty glass of ice water for one of summer’s most-refreshing treats.

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Tomato-Celery-Bell Pepper Water

Seasonal vegetables aren’t only for your salad: This trio of summer veggies brightens up a pitcher of water.

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Watermelon-Mint Water

Muddled mint and watermelon make for a drink that’s bursting with refreshing flavors. Serve a pitcher at your next backyard soiree and watch kids as well as adults clamor to refill their glasses.

Get the Recipe: Watermelon-Mint Water

Apple-Cinnamon Water

Enjoy the rich, aromatic flavors of autumn in a tall, refreshing glass of cinnamon- and apple-infused water.

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Grapefruit-Infused Water

A twist on the classic lemon water, this beverage has the subtle splash of fresh citrus to up the refreshment factor, but with a new, sweet-tart flavor to keep things interesting.

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Cucumber-Infused Water

No one likes soggy cucumber, so for optimal freshness, allow the cukes to infuse the water for a few hours, then drain and replace with fresh, crunchy slices to serve.

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Lemon-Infused Water

Squeezing a wedge of lemon into a glass of ice water could get the job done, but letting whole slices infuse adds a more delicate and evenly distributed flavor to your drink.

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