If you get bored with plain water, give this Raspberry and Mint Water a try. We have used sparkling water, so it's a healthier alternative to fizzy sugary drinks and a great way to stay hydrated with a fruity twist. It can be made in just minutes and it's the perfect addition to a summer BBQ.
If you are looking for a non-alcoholic and low calorie drink to enjoy, or just a way to make water more exciting, then make a jug of this mint water with added raspberries. Plain water can get a little boring after a few glasses each day, but by just adding some berries and fresh herbs, it takes it to another level.
Fizzy drinks can be an issue for many people, and they can be hard to cut down on. Fizzy water is a great alternative, which is what we have used in this recipe. The mint makes it super refreshing too.
- Water - We used fizzy water to make it an alternative to fizzy sugary drinks. However, you could use still water.
- Raspberries - This adds a pop of colour and some flavour too. If you wanted it to have a stronger raspberry flavour, then you could crush them first. Any berries would work, or you could use a squeeze of lemon or lime.
- Mint - Use the freshest mint leaves you have.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make Raspberry and Mint Water - Step by step
One: Put the raspberries and mint leaves into a jug.
Two: Top up with sparkling water and put in the fridge for a couple of hours to allow all the flavours to infuse.
Why should you try it?
- Low in calories - This mint water is a healthier alternative to fizzy drinks and has just 12 calories a serving and nothing artificial.
- Makes drinking water more exciting - I think most of us struggle to drink enough water and just by adding some raspberry and mint, it makes it much more exciting.
- Great for serving up at a party - We make a couple of jugs of this to put out when we have people over for a BBQ or just a meal outside on a summer evening.
- Refreshing - This is a super refreshing drink. Check out our roundup of non-alcoholic summer drinks for more refreshing drink ideas.
For many of us it is a struggle to drink enough water. We know we should, but it's one of those things we forget. But, do you know why you should drink more water? Staying hydrated helps to regulate the body temperature, deliver nutrients to cells, prevent infections, keep joints lubricated, and keep organs functioning properly. It also improves sleep quality and mood.
Drinking plain water can get a little bit boring, so we find that adding other things like fruit and herbs can liven it up a little.
There are also lots of nutritional benefits of mint (although this is just used to flavour the water rather than eating it - but feel free to eat it after for a nutrient boost). Mint is a good source of vitamin A and it can help with indigestion too.
The great thing about this raspberry and mint water is that it is easy to customise. Don't like raspberries? You can use lemon or limes instead, or even cucumber, orange, strawberries or grapefruit.
A big jug of this will keep in the fridge for around 2 days. We like to make up a big jug in the summer and keep it in the fridge for a quick drink to grab. It's far more exciting than plain water. You might need to change the mint leaves though, as they will get a bit soggy.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are not a fan of fizzy drinks, then you could just just plain tap water or even some coconut water if you wanted even more flavour.
Yes, this is a vegan drink.
Yes, we would definitely recommend letting it all chill together because it allows the water to really infuse.
• If you want a more intense mint flavour, then you can steep the mint first. Add the mint to some boiling water and leave for 15 minutes. Then mix in a little cold water and add all that to the jug with the rest of the water and the raspberries.
• Add some extra flavour and a burst of citrus by squeezing in half a lemon.
• Keep it in the fridge for a few hours, as this allows all the flavours to really infuse.
• You can either use fizzy water, tap water or coconut water.
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Raspberry and Mint Water
- 1000 ml Sparkling water
- 80 g raspberries
- 10 g fresh mint
- Pour all of the ingredients in to a jug.
- Mix well and leave to infuse.
- If you want a more intense mint flavour, then you can steep the mint first. Add the mint to some boiling water and leave for 15 minutes. Then mix in a little cold water and add all that to the jug with the rest of the water and the raspberries.
- Add some extra flavour and a burst of citrus by squeezing in half a lemon.
- Keep it in the fridge for a few hours, as this allows all the flavours to really infuse.
- You can either use fizzy water, tap water or coconut water.