Orange-Mint Water

Stay hydrated with this summer-fresh infused water recipe featuring orange slices and mint leaves.

Orange-Mint Water in pitcher
Photo: Marty Baldwin
Prep Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
6 8-ounce servings


  • 4 oranges

  • 1 bunch mint leaves with stems (about 1 cup firmly packed)

  • 48 ounce bottled or filtered water (6 cups)

  • Ice cubes

  • Sugar, Simple Syrup, or no-calorie sweetener (optional)

  • Mint sprigs (optional)


  1. Quarter 1 of the oranges; set aside. Cut 2 oranges into 1/2-inch-thick slices. In a 2-quart pitcher, combine the orange slices, mint leaves, and water. Squeeze orange quarters into the pitcher. (Add squeezed orange quarters to pitcher, if desired.) Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

  2. Strain water into another pitcher with ice, discarding solids. Cut remaining orange in half and then slices; add to pitcher. If desired, sweeten to taste with sugar, Simple Syrup, or sweetener. Garnish with additional mint, if desired.

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