Here are a few recipes to give taste to your water and keep you hydrated during the summer.
Scrunch 8 fresh basil leaves to release their flavor. Combine them with 3 cups halved strawberries, and gently muddle with a wooden spoon or spatula.
Stir together two thinly sliced cucumbers and two seeded and sliced jalapeño peppers.
Gently crush two vanilla beans with a wooden spoon or spatula. Stir them into six pitted and sliced peaches.
Mango Virgin Mojito.
Scrunch six mint sprigs to release their flavor. Combine them with 3 cups cubed mango (fresh or frozen) and two thinly sliced limes; gently muddle with a wooden spoon or spatula.
Combine 2 cups raspberries and 2 cups blackberries. Crush them gently with a wooden spoon or spatula.
. Place 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.
. Stir so that the sugar dissolves completely and remove from heat.
. While the water is heating for the simple syrup, juice 4-6 lemons.
. Pour the juice and the simple syrup sugar water into a serving pitcher.
. Add 2 to 3 cups of cold water and taste.
. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.
. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. Serve with ice, sliced lemons.