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It was a horrible pain. I was visiting my aunt this weekend when I peeked into the pantry and eyed some cheddar crackers. I popped a few in my mouth and it lit up the right side of my jaw with a cramp that felt like a charlie horse. Luckily my aunt had just watched Doc Martin on PBS and knew exactly what it was! My salivary gland was plugged from being dehydrated. Sometimes it’s hard to remember (or want) to drink plain old water. That’s why Canada Dry’s new sparkling water helps #AddSparkle to your routine.
When I have something fun in the fridge to drink it is a lot easier to remember to hydrate. One of my favorite combinations is watermelon and mint. It’s sweet and refreshing, but adding some sparkling water gives it that extra zing that is irresistible.
This recipe is fantastic because the process is so simple. Change the fruit and there are a dozen of different flavors you can make. Watermelon just screams summertime, that ‘s when I love to make this drink so that’s what I use.
To make this drink you’ll need some watermelon, mint simple syrup, ice cubes, fresh mint leaves, and Canada Dry Sparkling Water. I used the original, but you can add even more flavor by choosing the Lemon Lime or Triple Berry kind. I found the sparkling water in the snack section at my local Walmart.
Before you head to the store, make sure you print this coupon. You’ll get .75 if you don’t share and 1.75 if you share with a friend!
To make the cooler, first wash and chop the watermelon into small pieces. Fill the glass with watermelon chunks, ice, and a few mint leaves, alternating between them so you get a layered look. You could also freeze some watermelon ball ahead of time and use them instead of the ice for even more flavor.
Next add a few splashes (1-2 tablespoons) of mint simple syrup or any flavored syrup and cover with Canada Dry Sparkling Water. You can also put everything into the blender and turn it into a sparkling slushy. Just make sure you put your glass up high out of the reach of little hands or it will be gone before you turn around again.
What do you like to drink to add a little excitement to your routine?