Hyper-seasonal Waters

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Our summer weather here in Shreveport has two temps….HOT and HOTTER!  Hydrating gets to be a real chore.  And, plain ole water can be so boring.

Using produce that was in season,  I thought I would come up with some different flavored waters to hydrate with each day.  I decided I would house them iced down in my 2.5 gallon beverage container that has a tap.

It’s been working great.  Plus, I’m hydrating all day long.  And, I am having so much fun mixing different flavors together!

Here is a “Lime-Coconut-Cucumber Cooler.”fullsizeoutput_2e9b.jpegStart with fresh mint, cucumber slices and coconut water.fullsizeoutput_2e98.jpegI found this coconut at Whole Foods.  You can use the coconut water you can buy from a can, but I am trying to avoid metals and plastics.  So, here I am using fresh.

Put your desired amount of mint in the bottom of your beverage container.  Add cucumber slices.fullsizeoutput_2ea4.jpegfullsizeoutput_2ea5.jpeg

Pull the tab from the coconut and insert straw.  Take straw out and shake out water into container.fullsizeoutput_2ea6.jpegfullsizeoutput_2ea7.jpegfullsizeoutput_2ea8.jpegAdd ice and filtered water.fullsizeoutput_2ea9.jpegfullsizeoutput_2eab.jpegIMG_7622.JPGIMG_7623.JPG

I find muddling mint and cucumber or whatever fruits you are using, brings out more of the flavor in the water.fullsizeoutput_2e9e.jpegfullsizeoutput_2e9d.jpegfullsizeoutput_2e9f.jpegfullsizeoutput_2ea0.jpeg

Here is a “Berry Blast Cooler.”

fullsizeoutput_2eac.jpegStart with berries.  fullsizeoutput_2ead.jpegfullsizeoutput_2eae.jpegfullsizeoutput_2eaf.jpegYou basically do the same thing.fullsizeoutput_2eb0.jpegFill the bottom of your container with berries.  fullsizeoutput_2eb1.jpegAdd ice and filtered water.  Muddle the fruit for more flavor if desired.

Set up your beverage center with glasses, napkins, and of course, garnish, where you will pass it often.fullsizeoutput_2eb5.jpegfullsizeoutput_2eb4.jpegfullsizeoutput_2eb6.jpegThis one would be great to serve at your Fourth of July soiree!

Other combinations I plan to try are “watermelon-basil,”  “lemon-ginger-blueberry,”  “raspberry-lime,” “mango-strawberry” and “peach-kiwi.”

Do you have any flavor combinations you like to drink with your waters?

Toodle-oo,

Melanie

3 thoughts on “Hyper-seasonal Waters

  1. Melanie loved this idea to provide daily fused fruit water. I used to fuse the water like this, but it’s been a while. Thanks fir the reminder. Your beautiful display makes me want to do the same!

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