You’ve no doubt noticed that plain, boring H O isn’t so boring anymore. In fact, you could say that water is trending—and the flavoured, no-sugar, sparkling kind is in the dominant spot. Dozens of exotic flavors—with zero calories—make bubblies like LaCroix and Hint perfect ingredients for homemade refreshers. Besides keeping you happy and hydrated all summer, the fizz is a whiz in so many other ways: cocktails, icy treats, and even fancy cubes. Here, Sam Talbot, chef of Pretty Southern in Brooklyn and author of 100% Real, shares some cool ways to put your water to work.