exploring our mint jungle: mint infused water

There are a lot of drink recipes, cocktails and otherwise, that call for mint. But quite frankly, when it's hot and humid, I'm not really motivated to go to the store for the rest of the ingredients. Then I saw an ad in Real Simple magazine for "Metromint" water and I knew that instead of paying for refreshing mint water, I'd do a little at-home experiment.

mint water

And it was successful! I threw three large sprigs of peppermint and chocolate mint in a pitcher of ice water. The hint of mint adds extra cooling refreshment — perfect for a hot summer day. And the mint sprigs can be reused for a couple refills.

I'm definitely more motivated to get my 6 glasses a day when it tastes like this!