Yay! Summer is here… The kids are out of school, which means instead of yelling at them to pay attention to Zoom all day I’m yelling at them that they can’t watch more TV. While I love my kids they do make me feel like a need a cocktail fairly often. Since I’m told being drunk all of the time is irresponsible and bad for my liver…bitters and soda is one of my favorite ways to feel like I’m having a cocktail when I should really be drinking more water.
This could not be easier, just seltzer and bitters. I highly recommend getting a seltzer maker, we have an Aarke and I love it. Once you have unlimited seltzer at your disposal start investing in some bitters, try out new and weird flavors. Use them so season your seltzer to taste, and voila you have the grown up version of putting fruit in your water. This can really be as simple as a few dashes of angostura, more or less depending on your taste. Or you can get really creative, and mix and match to create interesting combinations. Some of my favorite are a couple of dashes Scrappy bitters lime with a dash of lavender, or Fee Brothers orange with a dash of cardamon. Staying hydrated has never been so fun.