For many, water is not the drink you turn to with your meals or to quench you thirst. But there are many reasons to choose water. It's cost-free (for many), calorie-free and a great replacement for sugary drinks that can lead to weight gain - and increased cancer risk.
There are plenty of ways to spice it up. Here are a few ideas to makeover your water into a vibrant, flavor-filled drink.
Muddling is a technique bartenders use to help release the flavor of drink components, usually fruits, herbs and spices. Muddling is similar to using a mortar and pestle in cooking. It's great for bringing out the flavor in something without the use of heat.
For a fun spin on your water, try Muddled Mojito Water.
Muddled Mojito Water
1/2 lime (cut into 2 pieces)
2 sprigs of mint (to your taste), reserve one for garnish
2-4 cups unsweetened black cherry sparkling water, or unflavored, if preferred