What is better to drink in the summer than a cool drink? Drinks that are so cold you can feel it going down your esophagus. There isn’t anything better. Now most of the time I stick to water, unsweetened iced tea, and on occasion, kombucha. But sometimes I like a sparkling water, water-infused drink. (Click here to see some other water-infused recipes.) And sometimes I crave something similar with a little oomph in it like a apple cider vinegar drink.
If you want to amplify the beneficial goodness of fruit-infused water, why not add some Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)? Daily consumption of ACV can do the following:
1. Lower blood pressure.
2. Lower blood glucose levels (as in diabetes).
3. Clean out your liver, the “washing machine” of the body.
4. Lower your waist size.
5. Soothe an upset stomach.
Now ACV doesn’t have the best taste. I take it normally as a daily “shot” with no water mixed in. For extra credit, I used to make my students drink it undiluted. If they could drink it without wincing they would get the points. Some kids could do it; others ran out of the room to drink water.
The benefit of this apple cider vinegar drink is that it is essentially a fruit-infused “shot” of ACV mixed in with cold sparkling water. You could opt for regular water but you will miss the fizzy bubbles of carbonation. Garnish apple cider vinegar drink with mint, basil, blueberries, oranges, limes, or other fruits.
- 1 Large Mason Jar
- 2 Cups chopped fruit (strawberries, oranges, blueberries, limes, peaches)
- 1 Cup chopped basil
- Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) with The Mother
- 1 Bottle of Sparkling Water
Place the chopped fruit and basil in a mason jar.
Top off the jar with ACV.
Cover with lid and place in cool, dark space for a few days.
Strain the jar.
Add 1 tablespoon of the mixture into a 8 ounces of sparkling water.
Garnish with fresh fruit of your choosing and herbs.