It’s easy to spruce up your water. Here are some quick ways to create a cooling drink on a hot summer day.
1. Raspberry lime water. In a large sealable jar, add 1 cup of fresh raspberries and 1 lime cut into quarters. Pat down with a wooden spoon to get some of the juice out without smashing them to smithereens. Put in about a cup of ice cubes then fill the jar with water. Sweeten to your liking with maple syrup. Keep in the fridge until you are ready for it (the flavors improve over time).
2. Cucumber mint water. Wash about 2 inches worth of cucumber then slice into 1 cm thick discs. Wash a sprig of fresh mint, gently bruising it before placing it into a sealable jar with the cucumbers. Cover with water and add ice (optional) – enjoy right away. If cucumber isn’t appealing to you try pineapple instead.
3. Watermelon water. Ever wonder why watermelon isn’t a traditional juice flavor? Me too! Create your own watermelon infused water by freezing cubes of watermelon then adding them to your drinking glass with a squeeze of lemon.