The Fourth of July is one of America’s favorite holidays. From hot dogs on the grill to fireworks at the local park, nothing says summer more than an all-day Independence Day celebration. This year, it’s shaping up to be one of the warmest holidays on record, so it’s especially important that you stay hydrated throughout the festivities. Here are some patriotic red, white and blue infused waters to help you do just that!
Red, White & Blueberry
What’s better than infusing your water with a superfood? Infusing your water with two superfoods! Blueberries and pomegranate each pack a punch of healthy goodness in their small packages, so flavor up your water with these superfood powerhouses for some tasty hydration any time of the day.
Drop the Beet (in Your Water)
When you think about fruit infused waters, you probably don’t even consider the humble beet as a candidate for your recipe. However, beets are actually packed with superfood properties that make them a delicious addition to your summer beverage.
Beets + Pineapple Infused Water
- ½ small beets
- thick slice of pineapple
- ½ small lemon
- fresh mint (small bunch)
Wash and peel beets, slice thinly. Peel pineapple and cut a thick chunk, slice thinly. Slice lemon and wash mint. Put all ingredients in a jar and fill with quality water. Place in refrigerator overnight. For yummy, intense flavor, refrigerate for 48 hours.
July 4th Sparklers
Nothing says summertime refreshment quite like watermelon. Watermelon juice is not only very hydrating, but it also flushes acids out of the body, renewing the blood. Switch to sparkling water or tonic water for a crisp, full flavor that will make your taste buds tingle!
Pineapple contains bromelain, which cleanses the bloodstream and breaks down harmful enzymes so that they can be flushed from your body. Basil fights free radicals and is an excellent source of magnesium, so it’s really good for your heart.
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- Pineapple cut into star shapes
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
Crush the basil to release the flavor and add to the bottom of the bottle or pitcher. Fill the container with ice and add the rest of the fruit. Add water and let stand in the fridge overnight. After the water is gone, add more to take advantage of the remaining flavor.
An Icey Twist
Planning on serving lemonade, tea or limeade for your July 4th celebration? Mix things up with fruit infused ice cubes. It only takes a few moments to throw a handful of red, white and blue fruits into iced trays of varying shapes and freeze overnight.
Infused waters can be made in large batches or in single serve bottles, so you’ll be set for the Fourth of July festivities whether you enjoy them at home or elsewhere. What’s your red, white and blue water recipe? Let us know! Take a picture of your infused water and tag us, and don’t forget to check out our latest deals on glass water bottles!