That tart lemon water can get boring after a while... Why not add some flair? Here you have a just as healthy, but much, much prettier treat that you'll look forward to and that won't set you behind on your goals. There's literally no added sugar- just good old mint, tangy lime, tart lemon and some natural sweetness from a Pink Lady Apple. For an added kick of sweetness though, you can add a dash of the secret ingredient- Cipriani Bellini Peach Soda if you're in dire straits.. I won't tell anyone :). I hope you enjoy this as much as my family is! Here's what you'll need...
Nutrishus Fruity Iced Water
- 8 cups Water
- Ice (4 cups)
- Fresh Mint (1 handful)
- 5 Lemons
- 5 Limes
- 1-2 Pink Lady Apples
- optional: 2 tbs Cipriani Bellini Peach Juice Soda ;)
In a large measuring pitcher or metal bowl, fill half-way with ice. Add water. Slice 4 lemons and 4 limes in thin 1/4 inch slices. Juice the other lime and lemon the traditional way and add to iced water. Cut Pink Lady Apple in quarters, core middle, and slice in thin 1/4 inch slices.
Plop fruit in with the iced water. Take a handful of mint-- add more or less to your liking-- and rip into tiny pieces.
Plop mint in with fruity iced water. Stir it up! Serve in cute glasses and don't be afraid to decorate with a colorful straw or an extra peel on the side! Pull up a chair next to your neighborhood pool, sit back, imagine you're at a tropical 5 star hotel where this water is standard, and bask in the glory of your fruity joy! Ah.... now that's fresh!!
.............Now wait just a minute.... if you're like my friends you may be wondering how you can turn this little fruity water into something a little bit more adult? Don't worry, we've got that too! It's 5 o'clock somewhere!
- Chilled Champagne (don't worry about getting too fancy here, Barefoot will do!)
- 3 tbs- 1/4 cup Cipriani Bellini Peach Juice Soda
- Fruit- lemons, limes, pink lady apples, blueberries for color!
- Fresh Mint
- Ice if you'd like!
The best part about this, is that you've done all the work already! Take the delicious tangy fruit from that pitcher you made earlier (which now by the way has added flavor since it's been marinating in that bath of citrus all day) and add it to your glass. Add about 3 tbs of Cipriani Bellini Peach Juice Soda and top it off with champagne! Add some blueberries this time for added color. Watch it bubble to the top and jump for joy knowing you created this monster. Take a Pink Lady Apple and Lemon Slice, tack it to the side of the glass, et voila! Happy Summer!
It'll be a hit... so make sure you make extras! : )
Here's to happiness!
Bon appétit et bonne santé!