Liven up a glass of water with ex­cit­ing flavours

Bored of sim­ply hav­ing water? Then add a colou­ful tasty spin by mak­ing these tweaks

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle -

Drink­ing the rec­om­mended one-anda-half to two litres of water ev­ery day can seem daunt­ing. Why not try one of these ideas to liven up your glass or bot­tle of water with these in­ter­est­ing new flavours?


Next time you make ice cubes, try plac­ing a chunk of fruit in each com­part­ment in the tray. Berries are a great choice be­cause they can be added as a whole. Try adding a whole rasp­berry, for ex­am­ple, or a few blue­ber­ries. Fruity ice cubes are ideal for liven­ing up a jug of water at din­ner par­ties, bar­be­cues or kids' birth­day par­ties.


All kinds of fruit and veg­eta­bles can be added to a glass of water, just go with what you like. Make sure you slice ev­ery­thing as thinly as pos­si­ble to bring out the most fla­vor. Try slices of cu­cum­ber, lemon, melon or wa­ter­melon, for ex­am­ple, or small pieces of ap­ple, rasp­ber­ries, sliced straw­ber­ries, etc. Then, crush all the in­gre­di­ents in flavour­packed mash at the bot­tom of the glass. Herbs are the

cherry on the cake when it comes to water in­fu­sions. Try adding a leaf of basil, mint, co­rian­der or pars­ley to stim­u­late taste buds.


Don't throw out lemon, grape­fruit or or­ange peels! Once eaten, citrus fruit peels can be grated into water for a zesty zing. Sim­ply grate a few citrus zests straight into your glass or bot­tle of water. Make sure you pick or­ganic or un­treated fruits to en­sure pes­ti­cides on the rinds don't end up in your water.


Dried flow­ers can bring a pleas­antly flo­ral flavour to your water. Sim­ply leave them to in­fuse for a few min­utes, and then add them. You can add vanilla or straw­berry to give it a fresh taste.


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