Summer is in full swing here on the West Coast, and while we normally have mild summers, this year has been exceptionally hot and dry. Not that I’m complaining, because that means I’m constantly thinking of new drinks to keep hydrated.
When Wayfair reached out to me to collaborate on a post for their Blogger’s Picks, I was thrilled to peruse their website and pick out essentials (in my opinion) that every kitchen needs, including some beautiful beverage dispensers and glassware for those aforementioned summertime drinks!
One of my favourite ways to stay hydrated in the summer is with an easy berry water. Feel free to add in any fruit that you like — the possibilities are endless. I always have fresh organic berries in my refrigerator, and I love it when the fruit is lightly muddled so the water turns a gorgeous pink colour. It’s looks pretty like juice, but you’re actually drinking all-natural berry-infused water, which is awesome!
This berry water is cool, ever-so-slightly tart and refreshing, with a hint of citrus — perfect for those hot summer nights. Pair the berry water with some light appetizers such as my Baked Dukkah Tofu Fries or Green Onion Pancakes on the patio, and you’ll be a summertime hero.
Summer Berry Water
8 C filtered cold water
1/4 C organic blackberries
1/4 C organic strawberries
1/4 C organic raspberries
1/2 lime or lemon, sliced
Pour water into a large glass pitcher or drink dispenser and add the berries and lemon/lime slices.
Use a muddler or a large wooden spoon to gently muddle the berries and the lemon/lime.
Place into the refrigerator or let the berry water sit for about 30 minutes for the fruit flavours to mingle.
Add ice and serve. Top off with more water as needed.
I’m so happy to share with you my Top 10 Blogger’s Picks in partnership with Wayfair. You can click each individual product’s image to see more on Wayfair’s website. From there, you can browse all of their beautifully curated home and decor items, and keep an eye out for my Blogger’s Pick badge!
How many of these items do you have in your kitchen? Is there something that you would add to the list as a kitchen essential? Let me know in the comments!
Michelle’s Top 10 Kitchen Essentials