7 Amazing Spa Water Recipes – Perfect Warm Weather Drink!
Guys, it’s absolutely beautiful outside (even though is 100F)! When the weather’s this hot, there’s no better way to spend a lazy afternoon or evening than by lounging in the pool with a refreshing beverage.
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These healthy water recipes are a fantastic refreshment instead of sodas or nasty-store-bought vitamin water!
Drinking water has some many health benefits from hydrating your body to keeping your skin looking good.
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Follow these cool and simple instructions to making healthy, fruit infused water!
1. Strawberry, Lemon, and Basil
4-6 strawberries, hulled and quartered 1/2 lemon, sliced Small handful of basil, scrunched Ice and cold filtered water
Fill your juice pitcher to the top with ice and fruit.
Slightly scrunch up the basil so it releases it’s flavor. Cover with cold filtered water.
This water is best if you let the water infuse at least 1 hour. If you’re inpatient (like me), poke a few holes in your fruit with a fork for instant flavor.
Adding basil to water gives it an amazing freshness and the fruit adds just the right amount of sweet tang.
Strawberry, Lemon, and Basil
2. Orange and Blueberry
6 cups water 2 mandarin oranges,cut into wedges a handful of blueberries ice
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and put in the fridge for 2-24 hours to allow the water to infuse.
You can also squeeze in the juice of one mandarin orange and muddle the blueberries to intensify flavor a bit.
Orange and Blueberry
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3. Watermelon and Mint
12 cups seedless watermelon cubes 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves Ice
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and put in the fridge for 2-24 hours to allow the water to infuse.You can add as much or as little fruit as you’d prefer. Add more fruit for more flavor and sweetness for your waters.
Watermelon and Mint
4. Citrus and Cucumber
2-3 liters water 2 large oranges, sliced 1 lemon, sliced ½ large cucumber, sliced 1 handful of fresh mint
Put oranges, lemon and cucumber in the water pitcher. Using a long spoon, gently mash fruits/veggies; this will release more flavor.
Take the mint, and gently mash it to release the natural oils; add to the pitcher.
Add water to the pitcher, and stir to begin the infusion process.
Drink/serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
*This water also tastes great when infused overnight; if doing so, consider removing the rinds from the lemon and oranges. This will cut down on the bitterness.
Citrus and Cucumber
5. Strawberry, Lime, and Cucumber
1 cup sliced strawberries 1 cup sliced cucumbers 2 limes, sliced ¼ cup fresh mint leaves Ice cubes Water
In a half-gallon jar, or a 2 quart pitcher, layer the strawberries, cucumbers, lime slices, and mint leaves with the ice cubes. Fill jar or pitcher with water. Let chill for 10 minutes, and then enjoy!
I can get 2-4 fill-ups out of one batch of flavorings, but you might want to change out your flavorings sooner for stronger flavor.
Feel free to use sparkling water instead of still water.
Obviously, the longer the water sits, the stronger the flavor. It’s mild at first, but after a few hours (or overnight) it’s quite strong.
Strawberry, Lime, and Cucumber
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6. Cantaloupe Agua Fresca with Honey and Mint
makes 4 drinks
½ c water ½ c honey 4 c (about 2 lbs) cantaloupe cut into 1 inch pieces ¼ c fresh lime juice (about 2 limes) 2 Tbsp fresh mint leaves ¼ tsp salt sparkling water or club soda mint sprigs for garnish
Combine the honey and water in a small saucepan and heat over medium low heat until water and honey are combined and just beginning to boil, about 2-4 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Combine honey syrup, cantaloupe, lime juice, mint leaves, and salt in a blender and puree until smooth.
Using a fine meshed sieve or a piece of cheesecloth, strain the cantaloupe mixture into another container. Discard solids. You should end up with about 2 cups of liquid.
In each glass, pour ½ c of the cantaloupe juice over ice. Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water or club soda and stir to mix. Alternately, you can mix equal parts cantaloupe juice and sparkling water in a pitcher with ice and pour into glasses as needed. Garnish with a mint sprig and enjoy!
Cantaloupe Agua Fresca with Honey and Mint
7. Champagne Mango and Lime
4 cups filtered water 2 cup Mango pieces, peeled 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed Lime Juice 3-4 tablespoons Turbinado Sugar (granulated sugar can be substituted)* Garnish: Lime Slices
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until liquified. Serve over lots of ice, garnished with a slice of lime
NOTES – *Turninado Sugar is unrefined cane sugar, made from evaporating the liquid from sugar cane leaving a brown, granular sugar with flavor tones of molasses. It is more rustic in appearance and less sweet taste than granulated sugar and was perfect for this recipe. If using granulated sugar, taste the Agua Fresco after 3 tablespoons of sugar before adding more to ensure it does not become overly sweet.
Champagne Mango and Lime
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