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Drinking infused waters is becoming the most popular way to stay hydrated nowadays. Not only are they extremely refreshing, but they’re super nutritious, too – perfect for quenching your thirst when you’re in charge of the grill at a barbecue. It’s also an ideal drink to serve your guests, including the kids!

At your next barbecue party, try these ultra-refreshing infused water recipes:

Lemonade A La Lavender

What you need:

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 cups freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 3 tablespoons dried lavender

In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water and the sugar to a boil over medium high heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and add honey and dried lavender. Stir until all ingredients are combined well. Cover for 15 to 20 minutes to steep. When ready, strain the lavender and pour mixture in a large pitcher. Add the lemon juice 4 cups water. Stir then refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours. Serve over ice and garnish glasses with lemon slices.

The Ultimate Fruit Water

What you need:

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1/2 red grapefruit, sliced and quartered
  • 12 pieces mint leaves
  • 2 cups fresh watermelon cubes (about 1-inch in size per cube)
  • Sparkling water

In large pitcher, mix together the water, cucumber, lemon, lime, grapefruit, mint leaves and watermelon cubes. Stir, cover and refrigerate overnight to bring out the flavors. To serve, fill glasses halfway with ice then fill with fruit water. Add a splash of sparkling water and a piece or two of a fruit slice for presentation.

Chillin’ Green

What you need:

  • 1 bag green tea
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • Water

Pour cold water into a large mason jar and add the green tea bag. Cover and refrigerate for at least half an hour. When ready, add the lime and mint leaves to jar and give it a good stir. Take out the tea bag, cover and refrigerate for another 30 minutes. Add a few ice cubes before serving if desired.

It can get pretty hot when you’re at a barbecue, especially when you’re the one doing the grilling. Whether you’re enjoying some good grilled burgers out in the yard or simply want to feel cooler on a hot day, these refreshing infused water recipes are your answer!

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