Thirst quenching cucumber water isn’t the only way to go with flavored water. Think various herbs like rosemary and thyme or grapefruit slices and kiwi. – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
A little H20 thirst quencher for the body keeps the heat at bay and you in the party game longer when summer heat is on. Take a hint from savvy restaurants which veer from the ordinary and serve refreshing chilled water with cucumber rather than ordinary lemon wedges or twists. Hendrick’s Gin hasn’t cornered the market where cucumber flavor is concerned.
Cucumber isn’t the only way to go with flavored water. Think various herbs like rosemary and thyme or grapefruit slices and kiwi. However you slice it or dunk it, get creative and stay hydrated while enjoying the sunshine.
Layer ice and cucumber slices in pitcher. Fill with water. To serve: Place thin slice cucumber along inside of glass. Fill with ice. Top with cucumber water. Enjoy.
Add your comment: What do you add to your water for more visual and flavor appeal?
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There are bottled, ready to pour sour mixes you can purchase or those you can make from fresh ingredients. My preference is fresh. I think it tastes much better and I can control exactly what goes into the mix. Water, sugar, lemon and lime are an easy to pronounce ingredients list as well. No stumbling over chemical additives. The Sour Mix recipe below is just one example of many basic mixes. Find one you like and adjust the recipe to proportions you will use before it’s necessary to make a new batch.
Sour Mix is used in a variety of cocktails, drinks and shots. Find many uses for Sour Mix by following the highlighted link.
1-1/2 cups Water
1-1/2 cups Sugar
1 cupsFresh Lemon Juice
1 cup Fresh Lime Juice
Combine water and sugar in large saucepan. Stir until sugar dissolves. Bring to gentle boil. Remove from heat and allow syrup to cool completely. Add juices. Place syrup and juices in large pitcher. Stir. Cover with lid. Place in refrigerator to chill thoroughly. Will keep for approximately one week.
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