It’s good to stay hydrated throughout the day, and it’s even better to go the sparkling water way to keep your body charged up for the entire day. It keeps fatigue away, leaves you feeling fresh and energized. Here are a few of my favourite sparkling water drinks that make staying hydrated great fun!
Gold Sparkle Punch
Pineapples and apricots are extremely rich in antioxidants. In addition, pineapples also help strengthen the bones and keep your gums healthy. To make this drink, you will need:
- 1 can of chilled apricot nectar
- 1 can of chilled fresh pineapple juice
- 1 can of frozen, thawed limeade concentrate
- 1 qt. chilled Sparkling Water
- Cold water
Mix the apricot nectar, pineapple juice and limeade concentrate into 3 c. of cold water and keep it for chilling. When you are ready to serve, pour the mix into a large punch bowl and pour sparkling water over this until the bowl is filled. You can garnish the punch with lime and pineapple slices.
Sparkling Cranberry Punch
The little cranberry packs quite a punch – it contains a lot of antioxidants, fibre and Vitamin C. You will need the following ingredients for this punch:
- 2 qts. of chilled cranberry cocktail
- 180 ml of frozen, thawed pink lemonade concentrate
- 1 qt. of Sparkling Water
Mix the cranberry cocktail with the pink lemonade concentrate in a punch bowl. Stir in the sparkling water to this mix. You can garnish this punch with lime and orange slices.
Strawberry Sparkle Punch
Strawberries are low on calories but rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C. Here’s how you make this refreshing sparkle punch:
- 2 c. of strawberries
- 90 ml of strawberry flavoured gelatine
- 1 c. of boiling water
- 1 can of frozen lemonade concentrate
- 3 c. of cold water
- 2 qt. of chilled Sparkling Mineral Water
Mash the strawberries well using a blender until they are completely pureed. Dissolve the strawberry gelatine into the boiling water. Add lemonade concentrate into this mix and stir it gently until it melts in completely.
Add cranberry juice, strawberry puree and cold water into the gelatine mix. Pour in the chilled sparkling water slowly over it. You can garnish this drink using frozen strawberries.
Nothing says cool like a glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. Lemons are rich in Vitamin C and have a cooling effect on the body. You can make this limeade using the following ingredients:
- 2/3 c. of honey
- ½ c. of hot water
- 2/3 c. of freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 litre of chilled Sparkling Mineral Water
- Lime slices
Mix honey into hot water, stirring well until it dissolves completely. Add limejuice to this mix. Pour in the sparkling water gently into the mixture. Garnish the drink with lime slices.