When we’re mixing drinks at home, we’re looking for something that’s easy, elegant and without fake ingredients. While that should be easy to achieve, we often just end up popping open a bottle of rosé instead. Been there?
Last week, our team received three giant cases of Hint Water’s sparkling flavors to the office. The afternoon picnic that followed was one for the books. Thanks to the two flavors we’re obsessed with – cherry fizz and blackberry fizz – our healthy home bar issues are totally solved. We’re sharing the recipes – a probiotic blackberry twist and a cherry and green tea fizz – and restyling them here for killer photos like you knew we would.
We were familiar with Hint Water’s still water, but the fizzy stuff was a revelation. Everything from Hint Water is non-GMO, preservative-free and doesn’t contain any sugar. We made our two low-maintenance, but totally sexy cocktails with the sparkling versions and think they could hold their own against any of our favorite L.A. libations! The key, of course, is that these recipes are healthier (hello, probiotics!), easier to make, and far more affordable than two cocktails out on the town.
For an effortless party bar that still feels special, stock up on cases of sparkling Hint Water (get our exclusive offer) and display the produce we’ve included – mint, blackberries, citrus fruit – in excess around the bar. Any good bottle of vodka works here. Let us know what you think! And try our genius mocktail recipe here too.
A note on cocktail benefits + ice: We like our cocktails without ice whenever possible. Why? Both ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine advise that women take it easy with icy drinks. Extremely cold foods can negatively effect hormones, mood and digestion. If you really love icy drinks, go with your gut and do what you think is best. For us, keeping the Hint Water and the vodka both chilled before serving is a good balance!
+ Blackberries are loaded with vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants.
+ Probiotics can support skin and gut health.
+ Green tea can support blood sugar balance, weight management and brain health.
+ Mint is soothing for digestion.
+ Citrus is mineralizing and alkalizing for the blood.
This story is brought to you in partnership with Hint Water.
Blackberry Probiotic Citrus Twist
1/2 bottle sparkling blackberry Hint Water
1 Pressed Juicery probiotic shot
1 shot vodka
1/2 lime, juiced
Optional: ice, edible flowers for garnish
Add the sparkling water over the vodka in glass of your choice. Top with the shot. Squeeze or add the juice of up to half a lime. Stir gently to blend. Garnish and enjoy!
Cherry + Green Tea Fizz
1/2 bottle sparkling cherry Hint Water
1/2 cup green tea, cold*
fresh mint to garnish
* Make your own by brewing a cup of green tea and allowing it to cool completely. Chill before adding to cocktail.
Pour sparkling water over chilled green tea in glass of your choice. Stir gently to blend. If you prefer a stronger mint flavor, steep fresh mint leaves along with the green tea and cool. Garnish with more fresh mint and enjoy!
*If you really can’t live without ice, we get it. For a slightly colder drink, shake the green tea and mint with ice in a shaker before combining with the sparkling water.
I mean this in the sincerest way possible – who is still buying water in single-use plastic bottles?? It boggles the mind that Hint exists in 2018 given all of the awareness around this topic.
Appreciate your comment, Alison; single-use plastic bottles aren’t sustainable! Although they may be put in the recycle bin, less than 20% are truly being recycled. And sparkling water is oxidizing to the body, even Le Croix, Perrier, San Pellegrino, etc. The best alternative is buying a soda stream and using Electrolyzed Reduced Water–the ORP tests negative, which means it has antioxidants.