Decked-Out Water

recipe
This is a standard at Assistant Test Kitchens Director James Schend's dinner parties. "It's flavored water that's more refreshing than plain tap or bottled water," he says.

Yield:

Makes 12 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Chill: 1 Hours

Ingredients

1 medium cucumber
12 cups water
3 thin orange slices
3 thin lemon slices
3 fresh, thin ginger slices
3 fresh flat-leaf parsley or cilantro sprigs
6 fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
Garnish: fresh parsley or cilantro sprigs

Preparation

1. Cut 2 thin lengthwise slices from cucumber. Reserve remaining for another use.

2. Stir together cucumber slices, 12 cups water, and next 5 ingredients in a pitcher; cover and chill 1 hour. Pour over ice in glasses before serving. Garnish, if desired.

November 2006
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