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Healthy Holiday Cheer: Festive Infused Water Party Drinks


by Andrew Ciccone December 18, 2018

During the holidays we all happily join together and share the spirit of the season. At your happy gatherings, start of the season with a healthful, cool, tasty drink.

Enjoy these delicious watery drinks great for any occasion. Cheers to this joyous season!

APPLE CINNAMON GINGER WATER - Prepare this drink the night before the big event. Refrigerate overnight. The apples will start to brown a little and the water does get a little cloudy as it chills. To prevent the apples from browning, squeeze fresh lemon juice when slicing.

Add color to your drink, slice up several different kinds of apples such as the Gala apple and a Fuji apple are very sweet. Beyond color, select apples that give your drink the best taste.

(Serves 4) In a Large pitcher add and stir together . . .

  • 8 cups of water
  • 2 medium organic apples, cut into thin slices (if you don’t use organic, peel your apples so you don’t get the pesticides from the skins in your water)
  • 4 to 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 thin slices of peeled fresh ginger root
  • Refrigerate overnight before serving.

When ready to serve, add ice cubes to pitcher and stir right before serving or add ice to individual serving glasses and pour your flavored water over the ice. Add seltzer water to make your drink fizz.  

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ORANGE & ROSEMARY WATER WITH MINT - Rosemary is a leading antioxidant herb and used to ward off colds and infections. It has a calming effect on the stomach. And the compounds in fresh ginger offer powerful cancer-fighting compounds as well as anti-inflammatory properties.

(Serves 4) In a Large pitcher add and stir together . . .

  • 8 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 slices fresh orange
  • Ice
  • Water

Grate spices such as ginger and muddle leafy herbs like rosemary or mint in a tall glass. Fill glass with ice and top with freshly filtered water. Top your glass with a sprig of rosemary and a slice of orange. Delicious.

GINGER LEMON THYME WATER
(Serves 4) In a Large pitcher add and stir together . . . 

  • 4 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Ice
  • Water

Place one teaspoon ginger, one lemon wedge and two sprigs of thyme in each glass. Serve cold.

CUCUMBER FENNEL WATER
(Serves 4) In a Large pitcher add and stir together . . . 

  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and juiced
  • 4 fennel fronds
  • Ice
  • Water

Add fennel to each glass. Serve cold.

CUCUMBER MINT COOLER
(Serves 4) In a Large pitcher add and stir together . . .

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/4 cup-ish fresh mint

Slice the cucumber and put it in a quart-size mason jar with the mint.  Fill with filtered water. Place in fridge for 24 hours (or so), strain and drink within a week.

ORANGE LIME REFRESHER
(Serves 4) In a Large pitcher add and stir together . . . 

  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Lime

Slice Orange and Lime.  Put in a quart-size mason jar and fill with filtered water. Place in fridge for 24 hours (or so), strain and drink within a week.

LEMON GINGER SPRITZER
(Serves 4) In a Large pitcher add and stir together . . .

  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 (1 inch) piece of fresh ginger
  • Sparkling Water

Slice lemon.  Peel and slice ginger.  Put lemon and ginger in a quart-size mason jar.  Fill with filtered water. Place in fridge for 24 hours (or so), strain and fill a glass 3/4 of the way full.  Fill the final 1/4 of the way with sparkling water. Drink within one week.

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While enjoying your festive holiday drinks share this poem and have a grand time . . .

All winter she’s been growing more powerful.
Radiant, says the man at the bar.

Voluptuous, says the docent.
Nervy, says God.
All winter her soul has been juddering.
It feels like drinking gold flakes!

 




Andrew Ciccone
Andrew Ciccone

Author

Andrew Ciccone, VP Branding & Media Strategy - Andrew's long strange marketing trip began after graduating from Syracuse University with a BS in Marketing. Andrew then developed his marketing prowess when he moved to Madison Avenue big boys Young & Rubicam, Backer Spielvogel, and Grey Advertising. He went on to get a Masters in Corporate Communications from Baruch College, then went on to start his own agency in 2011 - Hudson Valley Public Relations. Andrew has earned a reputation for creative, smart, innovative campaigns that get results. Andrew's spare time is devoted to sailing regattas, family fun and film. To date he has penned four screenplays.



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