During the holidays, we anticipate smelling the aromas of turkey, ham, dressing, and the diverse range of sides and desserts. You can also experience the same feeling of anticipation and enjoyment of transforming a simple beverage such as fresh spring water into an unforgettable experience for your palate.
While water is a life sustaining substance, it also plays an important role in some of our favorite recipes associated with the holidays.
As you prepare for the big meal, let your culinary imagination run wild with these holiday water recipes.
Citrus, Cranberry and Sage Infused Water
This holiday water recipe combines a pair of medium sized oranges, a handful of cranberries, fresh sage leaves and two liters of water for a fruity flavor. Spruce it up even more by adding herbs or a sliced orange as a garnish on the side of the glass.
Cinnamon Ginger Pear Water
Take one sliced pear, six cinnamon sticks and fresh grated ginger that is sure to arouse your appetite. Allow the ingredients to marinate so that the water can possess a stronger flavor. This infused beverage can last around three days in the refrigerator.
Festive Cranberry Orange Water
A crowd pleaser for adults and kids, combine a pair of sliced oranges, two to three cups of cranberries and two to three cups of ice cubs for a healthy alternative to sodas that both your eyes and taste buds will love.
Thirsting after a warm water recipe with an adult flare? Try this holiday creation.
After making a pot of hot cranberry-orange tea, pour a ¼ teaspoon of Grand Marnier along with a jigger of blended whiskey for a sophisticated twist to water.
These recipes will allow you to discover inventive ways to consume water and build new traditions for the holidays that will last a lifetime.