Okay, okay I know everyone is ready for cooler weather and fall but wait!! I still have a summer recipe for you that may come in handy when the temperature stays above the cool fall weather you may be hoping for. I think once the first college football kickoff happens a lot of our brains automatically go into “get out the sweaters and start making chili” mode, but then we walk outside and it is still as hot as the day before. Who’s with me?
So since the weather hasn’t done a 180 like we hoped, I have a quick and fun recipe to keep you cool! A couple years ago one of my college roommates (that’s you, Hibbie) came home with 4 boxes of La Croix for herself claiming they were on sale and too good to pass up. I was lame and had never tried La Croix so I was so confused at why in the world someone would want 4 boxes of canned water. But don’t worry, now I get it. There is something about this bubbly water that automatically puts me in a better mood.
I love La Croix as it is, but I wanted to fancy it up a bit for fun and see how it would taste. So hence the blog post you are reading right now. All I have to say is the more you can add to La Croix, the better. Cucumber + mint + lime + blackberries are a perfect combination to add flavor but not overpower this sparkling water. When I was trying this recipe out I was all about the blackberries but the cucumber stole the show. Just one ribbon of cucumber adds a refreshing twist I was not expecting. This is a perfect drink for an evening on the porch, a way to impress your date, or simply a great way to test out your own creatively. So grab yourself a box of La Croix (or maybe four) and try this simple drink out for yourself!
Berry Infused Water
prep: 5 min
makes: 2 servings
2 12oz berry la croix sparkling water
2 sprigs of mint
2 cucumber ribbons (or 2 thin slices of cucumber)
1/2 cup blackberries
add 1/4 cup of berries to each cup
cut lime in half. juice one half of the lime and evenly disperse the juice between both cups. slice the other half of the lime to garnish with
pour 1 la croix in each cup
add one ribbon of cucumber and one sprig of mint to each cup
mix ingredients together with a spoon and smash berries for more flavor. grab a friend to share with and enjoy!