Bubbly Water with a Twist

When you add citrus zest to bubbly water, it doesn’t make the water sweet, but it does give it the scent of the fruit, making it extra refreshing! Remember that you can still eat the fruit (or squeeze the juice) after you’ve removed the zest. It’ll be just as juicy and delicious as ever.

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Hands-on time: 5   |    Total time: 5   |    Makes: 1 Drink


Measuring cup
Drinking glass
Vegetable peeler
Measuring spoons


1 orange, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, or lime
1 cup cold bubbly water
1⁄8 teaspoon vanilla extract (if you like)
ice cubes


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Pour the bubbly water into the drinking glass.
  2. Peel off a piece of zest about 3 inches long from the citrus fruit (try to peel off just the colored part, with none of the pith (white part underneath). Twist the zest over the glass to release its fragrance. 
  3. Drop the zest into the bubbly water, add the vanilla (if using) and some ice cubes, stir gently, and drink right away.