Quenching my thirst

What’s your drink? Mine is wine, and oh do I love it. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve drank a few too many bottles over the last few years, but I’ll chalk it up to being in my twenties (and I only get to say that for another month and a half).

When life gives you lemons, you know what you have to do…

Due to some recent health issues in my family, my hubby and I have both cut back on the alcohol, but now there seems to be a big empty hole in those sunny Saturday afternoons which used to be filled nicely with a cold six-pack. And so, I need an alternative.

Rosemary lemonade, from the Weekly Greens blog.

I’ve started coming up with tasty mixes for flavoured water or tea. You’ve already read about my recipe for rhubarb iced tea, and I’m sitting here now, enjoying a tarty little glass of rosemary lemonade (pictured above), a recipe I found on the Weekly Greens blog.

Mint and orange green tea.

There are tons of great ways to spruce up plain old iced tea, like adding just mint and oranges, as pictured above. I added about five bags of green tea and let it steep/chill for a few hours for a great afternoon thirst quencher.

In addition to tea, flavoured waters have been a real treat. Just add your ingredients to a pitcher, top with water (I prefer tap myself, but bottled or mineral would be great too), and let sit overnight in the fridge. The longer you leave it, the more the different flavours will mix and mingle, creating a little party just for you. As pictured, I’ve tried mixing cucumber/mint/lemon and strawberry/basil/orange. Both turned out quite tasty.

Cucumber, mint and lemon water.

Strawberry, basil and orange water.

Here’s where you come in, Internet. Do you have favorite non-alcoholic bevvie recipes you’ve created or found on your online travels? Leave a comment and share if you don’t mind! Cheers to your health!

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