One of my main addictions at the moment is coffee – I don’t drink nearly the amount of water that I should be. Therefore, I went looking for some alternatives to get me to drink more water without just going for the straight-out-of-the-bottle/tap regular water. I’ve made three drinks below, all great for summer – and the last one is even a spiced up grown-up version for those summer night BBQ’s. I hope you’ll be inspired to stay hydrated with me!
Agua Fresca with apple and grapefruit
Agua Fresca is basically flavoured water, you can use what ever fruits/juices/veggies you’d like to make these luxury versions of water.
Just like with patterns, I’m a bit of a rebel when it comes to recipes as well, take as much of each as you’d like – if you want it more sweet than sour, use more of the apple than the grape.
To make this large glass I used:
1 dl Sweet apple juice (not from concentrate) – I used Cox Orange apple juice.
Top it up with ice cubes and water
Agua Fresca with watermelon, raspberries and lemon
Another flavoured water recipe, for this glass I used:
1 dl blended watermelon
A small handful of raspberries – also blended
Top it off with ice cubes and water and you’re good to go!
Watermelon slushy, also knowns as Watermelon Frosé for the grown-ups
Kids and Grown-up kids version:
Chop a watermelon up into steaks, and then cut them into small cubes that you freeze for a couple of hours. Take them out and blend them together into a smoothie. Blend some spearmint along with the watermelon cubes if you want to add flavour to it.
Do the same as with the kids version, just add some rosé wine into the mix as you blend it – add a little lemon juice and enjoy!
I love that they are all super-easy to make and the flavour combinations are endless! I think I’ll make a big batch of Agua Fresca with cucumber and lime for this weekend – Yum!