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The Speckled Palate
June 28, 2016

Blackberry Mint Spa Water

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Cool down this summer with homemade Blackberry Mint Spa Water, made with Mountain Valley Spring Water. This spa water is so simple to make any day this season. Bottles of Mountain Valley Spring Water are poured into a pitcher, then mint sprigs and sliced fresh blackberries are added. Stir, then refrigerate for at least an hour. This spa water is refreshing and the perfect way to stay hydrated on a warm summer’s day! #ad #NaturalAmericanGoodness

Cool down this summer with homemade Blackberry Mint Spa Water, made with Mountain Valley Spring Water. This spa water is so simple to make any day this season. Bottles of Mountain Valley Spring Water are poured into a pitcher, then mint sprigs and sliced fresh blackberries are added. Stir, then refrigerate for at least an hour. This spa water is refreshing and the perfect way to stay hydrated on a warm summer's day! #ad #NaturalAmericanGoodness

For my first Mother’s Day, my husband and daughter gifted me a spa package that included a massage.

Embarrassingly enough, it took me almost a full year to use it.

And I was so sad when I finally did because WHY IN THE WORLD DID I WAIT SO LONG?

(I promise this story is going somewhere. And I apologize for that line of yelling… but really, y’all. WHY? Why did I wait so long to pamper myself? And why don’t we all do nice things for ourselves more often, especially when someone else wants us to do that?)

Cool down this summer with homemade Blackberry Mint Spa Water, made with Mountain Valley Spring Water. This spa water is so simple to make any day this season. Bottles of Mountain Valley Spring Water are poured into a pitcher, then mint sprigs and sliced fresh blackberries are added. Stir, then refrigerate for at least an hour. This spa water is refreshing and the perfect way to stay hydrated on a warm summer's day! #ad #NaturalAmericanGoodness

As I sat in the relaxation lounge before my massage, I noticed a few jugs of spa water. Unable to help myself, I had to taste all of the renditions.

One was spicy.

One was veggie-centric, tasting of cucumbers.

The last was sweet, with hints of strawberry and pineapple.

They were all light and refreshing, the infusions just barely flavoring the water without overpowering it. They were so perfect and unique.

And I knew then that I needed to make myself spa water at home to combat the upcoming summer heat.

Cool down this summer with homemade Blackberry Mint Spa Water, made with Mountain Valley Spring Water. This spa water is so simple to make any day this season. Bottles of Mountain Valley Spring Water are poured into a pitcher, then mint sprigs and sliced fresh blackberries are added. Stir, then refrigerate for at least an hour. This spa water is refreshing and the perfect way to stay hydrated on a warm summer's day! #ad #NaturalAmericanGoodness

I decided to make my homemade spa water with Mountain Valley Spring Water, which happens to be my favorite brand. (Hey, I’m a Western Tennessee girl who spent a lot of time in Arkansas during my childhood, and I was introduced to this bottled water early on in life!)

Mountain Valley Spring Water is natural, American spring water from the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas that is bottled straight from the source. The brand has been around since 1871, and the water is unbelievably clean, crisp and refreshing.

You can find it at your local Whole Foods, and it’s well worth going out to find it because it works in this recipe beautifully.

Cool down this summer with homemade Blackberry Mint Spa Water, made with Mountain Valley Spring Water. This spa water is so simple to make any day this season. Bottles of Mountain Valley Spring Water are poured into a pitcher, then mint sprigs and sliced fresh blackberries are added. Stir, then refrigerate for at least an hour. This spa water is refreshing and the perfect way to stay hydrated on a warm summer's day! #ad #NaturalAmericanGoodness

Blackberries and mint are two of my favorite summertime flavors, so I knew I wanted to infuse their goodness into the Mountain Valley Spring Water.

I found some sweet, locally grown blackberries, sliced them, and tossed them into a pitcher. I added fresh mint sprigs from my small herb garden. Then I poured two liters of Mountain Valley Spring Water on top of them, stirred, then popped the pitcher into the fridge.

After an hour, the flavored water was ready!

Cool down this summer with homemade Blackberry Mint Spa Water, made with Mountain Valley Spring Water. This spa water is so simple to make any day this season. Bottles of Mountain Valley Spring Water are poured into a pitcher, then mint sprigs and sliced fresh blackberries are added. Stir, then refrigerate for at least an hour. This spa water is refreshing and the perfect way to stay hydrated on a warm summer's day! #ad #NaturalAmericanGoodness

And while I know flavored spa water doesn’t necessarily sound exciting when there is a world of drinks out there, take it from me: It’s incredibly refreshing and cold and is so very exciting when you’ve just come inside. Whether you’re back from a run or just popped outdoors to do some quick gardening. (Because nobody wants to garden for hours when the temperature gauge is near 100°F.)

And if y’all’s weather is anything like ours, you probably know this feeling well. And you know how wonderful a cold glass of crisp, flavored water goes down on a hot summer’s day.

Here’s how I made this spa water and how you can make your own:

Cool down this summer with homemade Blackberry Mint Spa Water, made with Mountain Valley Spring Water. This spa water is so simple to make any day this season. Bottles of Mountain Valley Spring Water are poured into a pitcher, then mint sprigs and sliced fresh blackberries are added. Stir, then refrigerate for at least an hour. This spa water is refreshing and the perfect way to stay hydrated on a warm summer's day! #ad #NaturalAmericanGoodness
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Blackberry Mint Spa Water with Mountain Valley Spring Water

Cool down this summer with homemade Blackberry Mint Spa Water, made with Mountain Valley Spring Water. This spa water is so simple to make any day this season. Bottles of Mountain Valley Spring Water are poured into a pitcher, then mint sprigs and sliced fresh blackberries are added. Stir, then refrigerate for at least an hour. This spa water is refreshing and the perfect way to stay hydrated on a warm summer's day!
Course Mocktails & Nonalcoholic Drinks
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blackberries , rinsed and halved
  • 8 small mint sprigs
  • 2 liters Mountain Valley Spring Water

Instructions

  1. Get a large pitcher out of the cupboard for this spa water to chill in.
  2. Add the halved blackberries and mint sprigs.
  3. Pour in the two liters Mountain Valley Spring Water.
  4. Transfer the pitcher to the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  5. Enjoy chilled!

Recipe Notes

The longer the mint and blackberries steep in the water, the stronger the flavor they will add. Mint can be overpowering if too strong, so don't let this steep for more than a few hours... unless you really, really like minty spa water!

Cool down this summer with homemade Blackberry Mint Spa Water, made with Mountain Valley Spring Water. This spa water is so simple to make any day this season. Bottles of Mountain Valley Spring Water are poured into a pitcher, then mint sprigs and sliced fresh blackberries are added. Stir, then refrigerate for at least an hour. This spa water is refreshing and the perfect way to stay hydrated on a warm summer's day! #ad #NaturalAmericanGoodness

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Cool down this summer with homemade Blackberry Mint Spa Water, made with Mountain Valley Spring Water. This spa water is so simple to make any day this season. Bottles of Mountain Valley Spring Water are poured into a pitcher, then mint sprigs and sliced fresh blackberries are added. Stir, then refrigerate for at least an hour. This spa water is refreshing and the perfect way to stay hydrated on a warm summer's day! #ad #NaturalAmericanGoodness

9 Comments

  1. Serena @ Thrift Diving

    Lesson learned–use that gift certificate when you get it! 🙂 I know, we women tend to do that all the time–taking care of others and not ourselves! Glad to hear you used it AND was inspired to make some infused water! I have never made any, but I had some once while in NY at a hotel (infused with strawberries) and OMG, it was delicious. I’m going to have to try some of this one with the Mountain Valley Spring Water! #client

  2. Roxana

    I love making flavored water! Lemon and blueberries is my favorite! Will have to try this mint and blackberry version!

  3. Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens

    This sounds soooo refreshing and perfect for summer! I can’t wait to try this on a hot day! Oh … and you’re not alone in the whole waiting-way-too-long-to-use-a-gift-certificate-for-a-massage thing! I once waited so long, the certificate expired! 🙁

  4. Florentina

    Spa water is my favorite thing to have in the fridge all year long. I love the blackberry addition, I just made some with cucumber and lemon and I’m off to throw some blackberries in there. Thanks for the inspiration! ~ Florentina

  5. Sabrina

    I bet that’s super refreshing with just a hint of fruit flavor! Perfect for the summer heat!

  6. Michelle | A Latte Food

    I love this idea! I love mint in my water, and the addition of blackberries is just brilliant!

  7. Cathy Trochelman

    Blackberry + herbs is such a great combo…this water sounds like such a treat!

  8. Jenna @ A Savory Feast

    This just sounds so lovely! It makes me want to have an at-home spa day and sip on this water while I take a bubble bath.

  9. Jen @ The Weary Chef

    What a gorgeous drink! I need a pitcher if this, this weekend! 😀

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