Synopses & Reviews
Can water really be cool? Most definitelyand#8212;if itand#8217;s enhanced, infused, and revved up with these thirst-quenching recipes that turn ordinary water into extraordinary, healthful, tasty beverages. Cool Waters
shows you how to take water to the next level. and#160; Start with Quick Quenchersand#8212;recipes like Honeydew-Mint Mist and Blueberry Twist that feature just a few ingredients and easy steps to get you going. Nutricious Nectars such as Liquid Iron and Eau de Carotte deliver the superior rehydration and other benefits of commercial sports drinks, without any added sweeteners or unpronounceable ingredients. In the Special Sippers chapter, youand#8217;ll travel the waters of the world with such enticing concoctions as Key Lime and Vanilla Spritzer and Fruta Bomba. As if that werenand#8217;t enough, thereand#8217;s also a chapter on making specially flavored ice cubes and a guide to creating your own personalized flavored waters. Lovely color photos throughout amply demonstrate that water doesnand#8217;t have to be boring anymore. and#160; With Cool Waters,
itand#8217;s so easy and economical to create pure, one-of-a-kind waters free of caffeine, added sugar, excess calories, and artificial sweeteners, colors, and flavors. And these waters wonand#8217;t add more plastic bottles to the nationand#8217;s landfills. Theyand#8217;re perfect for athletes and other active people, families on the go, hosts and hostesses looking for special nonalcoholic party drinksand#8212;in short, anyone whoand#8217;s ever been, or will ever be, thirtsty. So come on in, the waterand#8217;s fine! and#160; Fresh, Flavorful, Fabulous! and#160; Recipes include:
Squirt of Citrus
Red Cherry Spritzer
Rose Water with Lemon
Pressed Watermelon with Basil Water
Pineapple and Lime Seltzer
Orange and Tamarind Elixer
Thai Red Plum Fizz
We all drink water, so it's no surprise that there are so many varieties on supermarket shelves. What is surprising, though, is that with additives like sugar and artificial flavors, many of these commercial drinks aren't as healthy as they seem. With Cool Waters, it's easy and economical to create one-of-a-kind infusions that are healthier and better-tasting than anything found in stores. Recipes include Pineapple and Lime Seltzer, Pomegranate Flair, Mint Mist, and even flavored ice cubes, and are displayed in beautiful full-color photos that are sure to make readers thirst for a glass of cool water.
PRAISE for COOL WATERS “Between us, we have run six marathons and countless half-marathons—so we especially welcome the refreshing recipes in Cool Waters. This small book is big on healthful ideas for adding flavor and pizzazz to your glass.” - Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, co-authors of The Flavor Bible and What to Drink with What You Eat “Brians healthy, fresh approach to his thirst quenchers combines fruits, vegetables, and herbs to create unique flavor profiles designed to refresh. The recipes in Cool Waters satisfy my passion for both nutrition and food. Delight your taste buds with these delicious homemade beverages.” - Susan Mitchell, Ph.D., R.D., F.A.DA., host of the nutrition and health podcast on WDBO.com and co-author of Fat is Not Your Fate
50 recipes for refreshing and healthy thirst quenchers, combining fruit, vegetables, and herbs to create unique and satisfying beverages.
About the Author
Brian Preston-Campbell is a professional food stylist and former chef. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he has brought his talent for food styling to national ad campaigns for such companies as Starbucks, Absolut, Nestland#233;, Godiva, and Smuckerand#8217;s. His creative food styling has also appeared in magazines such as O: The Oprah Magazine,The New York Times Magazine, Prevention, and Menand#8217;s Health. In addition, he was the food stylist for several books, including The Sneaky Chef and Good Spirits, winner of an IACP Cookbook Award for Food Photography and Styling. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsand#160;and#160; Why Water?and#160;and#160; The Basics of Flavored Waterand#160;and#160; Quick Quenchersand#160;and#160; Nutritious Nectarsand#160;and#160; Special Sippersand#160;and#160; Cubed Complementsand#160;and#160; Eau de Youand#160;and#160; Resourcesand#160;and#160;