Muddled Tangerine Basil Infused Water

Muddled tangerine and basil infused water for summer. //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comAnd for my grand finale I present to you… a muddled tangerine basil infused water.  I know, that name needs work.  But I just could not bring myself to use tangerineade.  In an effort to keep you deliciously hydrated this week I’ve shared several easy muddled fruit water recipes.  In case you missed them  you can check out my muddled ginger limeade and muddled raspberry lemonade.  But I am kind of in love with this one.  I love basil and the smell of these tangerines is truly intoxicating.

Easy muddled tangerine and basil refresher.  //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comI love fresh herbs in my drinks.  And basil is one of my favorite smells ever.  Every time you lift this glass to your lips you are met with a nose hug from the basil.  Gah.  So good.

Tangerine and basil are two tastes that taste great together. //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comMy kids keep me on my toes.  One minute they love those little cutie tangerines and the next they are ignoring them as if they were chicken (my kids swear they are allergic to chicken).  I am so glad I figured out a way to use them and not let them go to waste.

Muddle basil with tangerine pieces for a refreshing summer drink. //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comMuddle the tangerine and basil in the bottom of a glass.  Need a muddler, go here.  If you are using a sweetener, now is when you would add it.  I don’t like sweet drinks so I just skipped that part.  But if you need it to cut the citrus with, I will not judge.

Tangerine Basil Water. //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comAdd ice and water.  Boom.  Done.  Drink up.

Muddle tangerine and basil in water.  I promise you will be drinking this all summer long. //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comYour eyes will love this, your nose will love this and your mouth with love this, love this.  A splash of fizzy water would even take this up a notch if your looking for a jazzier beverage.  Oh and maybe a little vodka…  Oh!  or what about doing this in a glass of iced tea?!  I’m totally going to try that and post about it.  Who knew squished fruit could be so inspiring!

Easy tangerine and basil infused water.  //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comSo easy and refreshing.  You could always make a large batch of this ahead of time to really get the fruit to infuse.  But what I love about the muddling is that it really gets the juices in to the glass.  The flavor is so vibrant.  And sometimes your mouth just needs a vibrant beverage.

Easy infused water recipes for summer.  //  www.cupcakesandcutlery.comWhich was your favorite flavor combo?  The ginger limeade, the raspberry lemonade or the muddled tangerine basil infused water?  Remember all of these are just ideas and you are free to play around with the ratio of ingredients to make your mouth happiest.

Muddled Tangerine Basil Infused Water


  • 1 Tangerine (I used about 1/2 of a tangerine in mine)
  • Several basil leaves
  • Ice
  • Water
  • Agave nectar or other sweetener (optional)


  1. Cut tangerine in half and then each half into quarters.
  2. Add cut tangerine and basil leaves to a glass.
  3. Add sweetener if using and muddle.
  4. Add ice and water.
  5. Stir and enjoy.
  6. Play around with amounts to find your perfect taste.




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