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You don’t need to go to a spa to treat yourself to delightfully refreshing fruit- and herb-infused water. This seemingly fancy-pants water is actually quite easy to make.

Simply pick up some of this season’s delectable fresh fruits, snip some herbs from your garden, grab a pitcher of ice-cold water and mix it all together. Drink up. (Maybe you could ask your significant other for a massage while you’re sipping.) When you’re thirsty again, repeat with different combinations of fruits and herbs.

Fresh summertime fruits that go great in infused water include:

Add these herbs to compliment certain fruits:

This light, not-quite-juice-but-more-flavorful-than-plain-ol’-water beverage makes for a much tastier way to stay hydrated in the summer. You’re only limited by your imagination when it comes to choosing what ingredients to put in your water. If you don’t like the guesswork involved with that, check out these four mouth-watering (literally) combinations of fruit- and herb-infused waters.

Cucumber Lemon Basil Water
Classic cucumber-infused water gets a little kick with the added compliment of basil.

8 cups chilled water
1 cucumber
2 lemons
4 sprigs fresh basil 

Cut the cucumber and lemons into paper-thin slices. Combine ingredients. Refrigerate 4-6 hours. Serve over ice.

Lemon Lime Water
Keep it simple with the timeless pairing of these favorite citrus fruits.

8 cups chilled water
3 lemons
3 limes

Cut the fruit into paper-thin slices. Combine ingredients. Refrigerate 4-6 hours. Serve over ice.

Lavender Orange Water
Calming lavender and bright, citrusy orange come together to make one exciting water. (Never thought you could say that, did ya?) 

8 cups chilled water
2 large oranges
4 sprigs fresh lavender

Cut the oranges into paper-thin slices. Combine ingredients. Refrigerate 4-6 hours. Serve over ice. 

Strawberry Mint Water
Kind of like a daiquiri, but way better on the waistline.

8 cups chilled water
2 cups strawberries
4 large fresh mint leaves 

Cut the strawberries into thin slices. Combine ingredients. Refrigerate 4-6 hours. Serve over ice.

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