Whenever I am out with friends at a restaurant or bar (bar = rare) and I’m asked what my favorite drink is, I always have to think really hard about that question. Nic and I are those people with a super stocked liquor cabinet. And by super stocked, I mean there are a ton of full bottles and a ton of options because we never drink any of it. BUT, if I had to choose a couple of favorites, I would definitely choose a margarita or a mojito. Clearly lime is my favorite.
This past 4th of July weekend was a warm one here in Wisconsin and we spent most of the weekend outside enjoying the beautiful weather. To keep these bods of ours hydrated, I made a pitcher of water that was infused with mint and lime. So refreshing and tasty.
Mojito Water Infusion
2 quarts of water
5 large peppermint leaves, mashed in a mortar and pestle
The juice of 2 limes
Put a few handfuls of ice in a pitcher and fill it with 2 quarts of water. Put in the crushed peppermint leaves and any juice that resulted from mashing them. Add the lime juice and stir. Toss in a few lime wedges for a little added limey-ness
The health benefits of adding lime juice to your water include, a boost of vitamin C, help with digestion, and antiviral and antibacterial properties. Adding the peppermint adds a whole new level of awesome and has many of the same benefits as the lime juice. It’s antiviral, antibacterial, anti-cavity (and prevents bad breath) calms the stomach, and aids in digestive disorders.
What are your favorite water infusion flavors?
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