We don’t need to tell you how important it is to stay hydrated, especially in the spring and summer during festival season! Since you loved our round-up of ways to drink more water, we wanted to share some of our own with you. These three elegant and tasty “recipes” will totally step up your water game, while simultaneously prepping you for the warm days ahead. Bottoms up!
Tea-Infused Sparkling Water
Like iced tea, but with ANY of your favorite tea flavors!
– 4 tea bags (we used ginger peach)
– 1 cup water
– 1/2 cup sugar
– sparkling water
Start off by making the tea syrup! In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Once it boils, remove from heat and steep the tea bags for about 15 minutes (or even longer if you can!). Then, remove the tea bags, add the sugar, and bring the water to a boil again. Make sure to stir so the sugar doesn’t burn. Let the syrup cool and then add to your sparkling water when you’re ready to drink!
A simple but smart trick to make H2O taste that much better is to let apples sit in it to infuse with a subtle flavor.
– an apple (the sweeter the variety, the better)
– ice cube tray
– a lemon (optional, but it keeps your apple from browning)
Chop up your apple into little squares. Fill the ice cube tray with apples, and lightly squirt lemon over the apples. Add water to the apples so it becomes an ice cube. Freeze. When you’re ready to drink water, add your ice cubes! It tastes even better as the ice melts.
Cucumber Dill Water
This is a seriously refreshing beverage for those hot summer days spent on the porch. The gorgeous green also makes it perfect to spice up any water for a party.
– 1/4 cucumber
– 2 pieces of fresh dill
Thinly slice your cucumber into small discs. Let the cucumber marinate in the water for a period of time — the longer the better! Meanwhile, pull apart the dill into small pieces. Add it into the ice cube tray and then add water. Freeze into ice cubes. When you’re ready to drink, add the dill ice cubes to the cucumber “marinated” water.
How do you stay hydrated? Talk to us in the comments below.