Sunday, May 26, 2013

Water with Blackberries, Lime, and Mint

Life's greatest pleasures include:
- cheese
- naps with toddler (or without)
- snorting directly into Seth's ear
- Rice Krispies Treats
- couch, blankets, and favorite television shows
- a glass of cold water on a hot day
- purring furballs
- a cup of hot coffee in the morning
- dance parties with toddler
- skeeball

Few things rival the feeling of rolling a small wooden ball up a lane and into one of the pockets, attempting to earn the maximum number of points.

Maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration.  But it is seriously super fun.

And there is nothing like the happiness one experiences when tickets come spewing out of the ticket machine.  It is likely that my temperament is that of a small child.  I'm okay with that.  I can't help but get extremely, ridiculous, outrageously excited about winning tickets in an arcade and afterwards getting to pick out silly prizes.  At this point in my life, it seems unlikely that I will "outgrow" this.  I should point out that I'm not even good at skeeball.  I just love playing.

Because of my love for the game, I have even been known to have skeeball cravings.  A craving that is wildly impractical to fulfill on most of the days of life.  A craving that takes on a life of its own, and soon visions of boardwalks and arcades and Ferris wheels and fudge shops and nachos are spinning around my imagination.  On a Wednesday morning.

Since it was unlikely that I would get to play my game, I decided to do something about my other longing.  My longing for some water.  But flavored.

I'm generally completely content with regular water as my beverage.  But on this day, I was antsy for something different.  I couldn't get my skeeball fix.  But some water with fixins'- that I could do.  

On a more practical note, it's a nice way to entertain some guests on short notice.  You know, if you're into that sort of thing. 

2/3 cup blackberries
2 small limes, sliced
3 mint sprigs
1 cup ice
4-6 cups water

Muddle the berries, lime and mint a bit in a pitcher.  Add ice and water.  Ridiculously easy.


  1. I'm not usually a fan of flavored waters, but blackberries and limes? I'd totally go for this one.

  2. I love flavored waters. Especially now that I'm pregnant and I'm drinking water ALL THE TIME. This sounds particularly refreshing (and I loved reading your list!)

  3. I haven't played skeeball in forever but it definitely does bring me back to a kid and being endlessly happy. :) I love how refreshing this agua fresca is!

  4. Skeeball, yes!! (I could play that for hours!) :D
    Love this new flavoured water trend - it makes drinking the stuff so much easier.

  5. And water gets a makeover which makes it Miss Universe ;)

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Sounds refreshing!

  7. I agree with a lot of those things on the "life's greatest pleasures" list! Love flavored water...

  8. I love flavored water! It's always so refreshing and perfect for summer...or anytime :) And, yes, ridiculously easy to make!

  9. This looks like the Rolls- Royce of flavored waters!
    So fresh and elegant, the perfect summer treat.

  10. Sounds ridiculously refreshing! No excuse not to drink your daily water needs now!

  11. Oooh, this sounds like a great combination! I use a fruit infuser water bottle, but usually fill it with citrus. I'm definitely going to give this a try!

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