Cool Summer Drinks – Infused Spa Waters

Infused Spa Waters

Restaurants & spas do it, why not you? Placing fresh herbs and/or fruit in a gallon of water and leaving it in the refrigerator overnight is a great way to add flavor and reduce the boredom of drinking plain water.  In fact, the “Classic Spa Water” is simply chilled spring water with a few sprigs of mint, rosemary and cucumber.

Looking for some soda fizz? Low sodium mineral water, such as San Pellegrino, works perfectly!

Need a little extra sweetness? No artificial sugars should be used. Use a little bit of honey to taste!

There are many flavor combinations that you can play with using the fresh, simple ingredients, such as:

  • HERBS – a few sprigs of fresh mint, rosemary or sage
  • FRUITS –  pears, apples, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, watermelon, honeydew
  • PEELS – lemon or lime peel has a fraction of the acid that the juice would have.
  • SPICES – cinnamon, cloves, vanilla beans & ginger root

Ready to experiment?? Try these flavorful combinations

  • fresh mint, rosemary or sage leaves
  • fresh cucumber & mint
  • sliced pears & a cinnamon stick
  • blackberries, fresh mint & lime peel
  • raspberries & lemon peel
  • strawberries & mint
  • peaches & vanilla bean
  • gingerroot, mint & lemon peel
  • blueberries & pomegranate seeds
  • cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew & mint
By | 2018-06-04T01:35:13+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Beverages, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Cool Summer Drinks – Infused Spa Waters

About the Author:

Jill Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. She is the editor of the IC Chef Cookbook (2015) and serves as editor of the IC Optimist quarterly magazine. She spends the majority of her time developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app! My Google Profile+