How to Make Flavored Water

published by Kristie Leong MD on Nov 16, 2007

Flavored water is a tasty alternative to boring tap water, but it can be so expensive to purchase. Here’s how to make your own flavored water at home.

You probably know how important it is to drink enough water on a daily basis but sometimes water tastes so uninspiring that we forget to drink it. To meet the demand for water that tastes better, the drink industry has flooded the market with a variety of flavored waters of all types.

Many of these flavored waters taste delicious. The only problem is they can be expensive to purchase on a daily basis especially if you actually drink as much water as you should. The solution? Make your own flavored water! It’s a simple and inexpensive way to stay well hydrated. Here’s how to make flavored water:

Start with fresh water that’s been filtered to remove any impurities or you can buy bottled water or any number of specialty waters from your local grocery store. If you want a drink with a little more fizz, you can use fresh club soda or seltzer to create your flavored water. Pour your chosen water into a glass and get ready to be creative. It’s time to add your choice of flavorings.

Here Are Some Ideas:

  • Add fresh lemon or lime juice.
  • Add fresh cranberry or grape juice.
  • Add a small amount of peppermint extract for a refreshing taste.
  • Squeeze the juice of a fresh grapefruit into your water.
  • Add flavored coffee syrup. There are hundreds of flavors available at coffee stores.
  • Add mint leave to your water.
  • Add slices of fresh cucumber.
  • Add a small amount of jello powder to your water.
  • Add Kool Aid or Crystal Light powder to your water.
  • Add any of a variety of flavor extracts available at your grocery store.

There are so many options for flavoring your water that you’ll never grow bored. Some people even get adventurous and try unconventional flavors such as chocolate water made with chocolate flavored coffee syrup and coconut water made with coconut extract. Use your imagination to come up with new flavored water creations.

Now that you’ve added your flavoring, you may want to sweeten your water a bit, particularly if you used unsweetened flavor extracts when you flavored your water. If you don’t want the extra sugar, add a little sugar substitute such as Splenda to your flavored water and you’ll have a deliciously sweet concoction that’s guaranteed to make it easier to drink your water every day.

Once you’ve flavored and sweetened your water, it’s time to retrieve a beautiful glass from the cabinet and fill it with cold ice cubes. Pour your flavored water on top, add a garnish, and you have a tasty, low calorie treat that’s sure to satisfy your thirst.


8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by lyndel
    January 14th, 2009 at 10:02 am #

    i like it u help me with my project

  2. # 2 by Seun Olanrewaju
    August 23rd, 2009 at 9:39 am #

    i want to start a flavoured water company and i need your assistance on how to start and go about it. Kindly give your candid advice and lay down procedure and how to get started.

    Thanks

  3. # 3 by ML
    March 11th, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    That sounds gross!

  4. # 4 by latoya menard
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    that’s sound like a good idea also I love flavor water u’ll save some money that way.

  5. # 5 by latoya menard
    April 6th, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    that\’s sound like a good idea also I love flavor water u\’ll save some money that way.

  6. # 6 by Paola Ferny
    November 3rd, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    YALL STUPID RECIPES DONT TASTE GEEWWDD! Punks!!

  7. # 7 by Paola Ferny
    November 3rd, 2010 at 9:44 am #

    Latoya! your a mutherfukin stupid ass biotch! dat recipe is muthereffin nasty a fukk!you dumb braud! :p

  8. # 8 by Jennifer Squareface
    November 10th, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    i hate children. :|

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