Infused Water: Orange, Rose Peppercorn and Basil

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One of the many beautiful churches in the Capital of this small island at dawn today …

When I returned home after my very early walk in the Capital City this morning, I drank a couple of glasses of refreshing infused water which I make daily and refrigerate overnight. I use lidded glass spaghetti jars as they fit perfectly in the shelf of the fridge door… This is a totallly natural drink if you are a fan of flavored waters.

To make this, you will need:

Two oranges, I used blood red ones but if not available the regular ones are fine
Rose peppercorns
Fresh basil leaves
A large bottle of still mineral water

Squeeze one of the oranges and chop the other one into small segments with the skin on. Crush a few rosé peppercorns to extract the full flavor and leave a few of them whole. On the island they grow abundantly but you can find them in most stores. Tear a few basil leaves roughly, do not chop up with a knife as they will discolor. Fill up jar with mineral water and stir everything into it. Cover with lid and put in the fridge overnight if possible, or at least for 6 to 8 hours. I usually top up the jar twice during the day with water and keep two jars in the fridge at any one time so that I always have the infusion available to drink.

Thirst quenching, full of flavor and a natural source of Vitamin C.
I stopped drinking carbonated and low calorie artificial drinks a year ago and limit them to a treat once in a while ….

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