Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rasberry Peach Basil Water

Summer is at it's height in Michigan. We have had so many 90 degree days it makes it hard to get out of the house...and I need to stay hydrated.

I gave up soda a long time ago. If I have one, I consider it a treat, but it's certainly not part of my daily routine to drink. I stick to water but sometimes that gets to be a bit monotonous. Since I'm not a fan of juice (too sugary for me) I'm really running out of choices!

Then, the lightbulb went on. My husband and I take a yearly trip to Calistoga Ranch, where we were married almost 3 years ago. One of our favorite bartenders makes fruit water daily. All he does is takes fruit, blends it, tops it with ice, then fills the jug with water. It's fabulous and refreshing...and it contains no sugar (well except from the fruit itself). I also manage to get a bit of my fruit serving in there, too! I've spent the summer experimenting.

Now, don't expect an 'in your face' flavor here. It's meant to be subtle. But it's definitely the ultimate summer refreshment!

Enjoying our water at the pool!

Raspberry Peach Basil Water
Recipe by: Cafe Coco

1 peach, pealed, pitted and diced
1 cup raspberries
5 basil leaves, muddled

In a blender, blend the peach chunks and rasberries until blended. Add to jug. Top with water and ice. Top with the basil leaves. Stir. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. You can continue to top with ice and water.


Tricia said...

What a wonderful idea!! The heat index here will be 110* today! Think it's time to hook up the h2o iv! Beautiful blog!

Jessi said...

That sounds sooo good! I'm not a soda drinker either so this would be perfect.

Thanks for the recipe! <3

Jessica said...

I'm not a soda drinker either, and I agree, water gets pretty boring sometimes. What a great recipe -- thanks for sharing.
How neat that you got married at CR. My mom is pushing for us to get married in the wine country and CR is one of her top choices.