This has got to be my favourite summer drink. A friend shared an article about this combination a few weeks ago on Facebook and as with everything I read on Facebook, I take it with a pinch of salt (not literally in this case :)) as you never quite know how truthful the “facts” are. So as far as the “raising the metabolism” and health facts go, I can’t comment, but what I can say is that it is very refreshing and more-ish. I can easily glug down two litres of this in a day so anyone who has trouble drinking your recommended daily intake of water, I highly recommend you give this a try.
It not only looks great in a beautiful jug in the fridge, but everyone who’s come over for a visit and tried some has enjoyed a glass too. I find that the more tart-sweet the apple, the more the taste comes through in the water. At the moment I have Mahana Red sweet apples in mine and I refill the jug as I pour out a glass so it is constantly full and cool and I find it lasts well for about 3 – 4 days before the apple has lost it’s flavour and needs to be replaced.
1 – 2 litres water (I just use tap water as we’re lucky enough to be able to do that in NZ)
1 – 2 apples, depending on size
2 sticks dried cinnamon
- Slice the apple and remove all core and seeds. Place into the jug along with the cinnamon sticks.
- Add the water and ice blocks and voila!