Cranberry, Citrus and Mint Infused Water

This chilled Christmas flavoured water will be a hit with your non-alcohol drinking guests. Cheap to make, fruity - and also rich in vitamins. Make a couple of jugs at your Christmas party. 

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I know what you're thinking. Seriously. A recipe for infused water. 

But there's a lot to be said for water. It's probably the best thing you can drink when you're thirsty. It hydrates you, and refreshes - and let's face it, we couldn't be without it. No additives, no artificial things, no sweeteners or sugar. So we take the best drink ever and make it taste even better with some sliced fruits and seasonal berries. 

It's magic. 

paleo AIP infused water christmas mocktail non alcohol drink

The thing with the festive season is that even if you're not going 'no-alcohol' and you're having a tipple or two to celebrate Christmas or the New Year, it's a good idea to stay well hydrated - alcohol has a dehydrating effect. And doing that will be easy with a jug or two of these on the table. And all that Vitamin C has to be good for you too, right? 

I've taken the summery drink we know and love and given it a festive twist - limes and oranges, along with mint for freshness and then cranberries, which, when you muddle it in the glass or jug, makes the drink turn a beautiful pink colour, much more than in this (pre-muddling) photo. Make it in literally seconds and watch your guests slurp it down. 

Cranberry, Citrus and Mint Infused Water
Serves 6
1 large orange, washed and sliced
2 limes, washed and sliced
two handfuls of cranberries - I used frozen
small bunch of fresh mint leaves
fresh, filtered water

Drop the orange, limes, cranberries and mint into a large carafe or serving jug and add a handful of ice. Top with fresh, cold water. Muddle it all about using a fork or large spoon, allowing the fruits to release some of their juices. The water will turn a beautiful sunset-pink colour, more so than in the photos here. Store in the fridge until ready to serve. Best drunk fresh, on the day of making. 

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