Hot summer, cold water

It’s hot outside but cool drinks are just a sip away from refreshing you with the hydration you crave.

I found the recipe for this “vitamin water” on Facebook. You wash and slice 1 cucumber, 1/2 a grapefruit, and 1 tangerine. Add the sliced fruit and cucumber to a pitcher, fill with water and ice and garnish with peppermint leaves. It’s supposed to be über healthy and filled with vitamins (the vitamins from the fruit disperse in the water). The colors are beautiful and appealing to the eye and the smell is fresh and lively.

Photos Copyright Annette Marie Hyder

The best part about drinking this water was the coolness I felt because of smelling the cucumber. The taste was too bitter for me to really enjoy and so I experimented and made up a pitcher with fruits and cucumber (1 cucumber, grapes to taste, blueberries to taste, 1 orange, 1/2 a lime, 1 nectarine, and peppermint leaves).

The fruit drenched water is the best tasting, most refreshing and delightful to drink! Forget about all those flavored waters they sell with artificial flavorings and/or just a touch of juice to make them “special”. This is it. I could drink my variation all day long. I don’t have a pic of the fruit water because we keep drinking it all up before I can take one.