Photo: Iain Bagwell

Keep cool with super-simple citrus-and-herb infused waters that taste as lovely as they look.

By the Editors

Your beach bag is packed with snacks, sunscreen, a beach towel, the hottest summer read, and maybe even a cold beer or two. In other words, you're ready for the best beach day ever. The only thing missing? A delicious way to stay hydrated. You could go with a basic bottle of water, but we've got three super-easy, very pretty ways to jazz up your thirst quencher.

Each follows this no-fail formula: fresh herbs + sliced citrus + ice water + a few hours in the fridge to infuse. Your taste buds and your bod will thank you for stashing one of these cool combinations.

Photo: Iain Bagwell

Infused Water #1: Parsley + Lemon

Add three sprigs of parsley and three slices of lemon per 1 liter of ice water. Allow about 30 minutes for the water to develop a light flavor.

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Infused Water #2: Orange + Basil

Combine two orange slices, two sprigs of basil, and a quart of ice water. Let sit steep for 30 minutes.

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Infused Water #3: Mint + Grapefruit

Three sprigs of mint, two grapefruit slices, and a liter of ice water is all you need for this pretty pitcher. Let sit for 30 minutes for a light citrus-and-herb flavor.