Sipping Fruit Infused Water in the Hot Tub

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Summer is in full swing across Canada. So whether you prefer a cool water hot tub or a super warm soak, one thing is for sure: you need to keep hydrated!

Fruit Infused Water

Herb, veggie and fruit infused water has been all the rage in recent years. While there is certainly no shortage of online recipes (just Google “fruit infused water” and you’ll see what we mean), just how can you be sure the suggestions will quench your thirst? You let the team at Hot Tub Covers Canada do the testing for you!

Our team is filled with hot tub and swimming pool enthusiasts. Many of us also have kids, so trying to find something to please the younger set and adults is always forefront. So without further ado, here are the most popular pool party and hot tubbing thirst quenchers.

MANGO PINEAPPLE
Pineapple: 1 cup, chopped
Mango: 1 whole mango, peel removed and sliced
Water: 2-4 cups of filtered watered (depending on how strong you want the infusion)
Mix together in glass pitcher or mason jar and allow to infuse for at least 6 hours in the refrigerator.

STRAWBERRY LEMONADE/LIMEADE
Strawberries: Approx 15-20 fresh berries, sliced
Lemon (or) Lime: 1-2 Lemons or Limes (or a mixture!), rind-on and sliced
Water: 2-4 cups of filtered watered (depending on how strong you want the infusion)
Mix together in glass pitcher or mason jar and allow to infuse for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator.
Kids Suggest: Letting this sit overnight in the fridge for the strongest flavour!

WATERMELON MINT
This team favourite came from the Food Network

Place 4 cups 1/2 inch-cubed watermelon (about 1 1/4 pounds; lightly smashed) and 6 sprigs mint (lightly crushed) in a pitcher. For still infused water, add 2 quarts of water. For sparkling water, add 1 quart of seltzer during prep and a second quart just before serving. Refrigerate 2 to 4 hours to allow the ingredients to infuse. Stir well and strain, discarding the solids. For serving, add fresh watermelon and mint sprigs for garnish and plenty of ice. The infused water will keep refrigerated for up to 2 days.

BERRY INFUSION
What kid or adult can refuse fresh berries?! This team favourite comes from the Berry World website.

Ingredients: 
Handful of blueberries
Handful of strawberries
Handful of raspberries
Handful of blackberries
Sprig of mint
Chilled water

Directions:
Slice the strawberries, keep the raspberries, blackberries and blueberries whole
Separate the leaves of mint
Place all berries and mint in glass bottle
Press on fruit lightly with a spoon to release some of the flavours
Add water and cover
Place in fridge and let sit for ate least 30 minutes or overnight

PINEAPPLE MINT

Pineapple: Thinly slice 1/4 to 1/2 a pineapple (thinner slices  = more flavour)
Mint: One sprig (or 12-15 leaves) gently massaged to release flavour
Water: 2-4 cups of filtered watered (depending on how strong you want the infusion)
Adults Suggest: Adding some freshly grated ginger for an added kick!

Additional variation at That Girl Cooks Healthy

 

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