By Carl Hanson

Hot Green Water is a couple kinds of cool, and it totally rules. And it may be the most exhilarating way to stay hydrated yet. The chilled, infused water packs a seriously delicious punch.

Hot Green Water | Photo by Buckwheat Queen

Go ahead, take a nice big sip. First, you'll pick up the mint and cucumber flavors, rolling in to refresh and cool. And then, boom, here comes the jalapeno pepper, rousing the tongue with an exciting spark of spicy heat. The pepper doesn't pounce on your palate; it's not too spicy. Instead, the infused pepper balances out the refreshing mint and the cooling cukes just right.

Frankly, you have to try it to believe it. And luckily, Hot Green Water is super easy to make. The recipe is just water, thick slices of cucumber, fresh mint, and a jalapeno pepper. Simply combine the ingredients in a pitcher and chill in the fridge for a couple hours. You'll love the flavor, and kind of thrill to the sensation.

But beyond all that, does Hot Green Water have some kind of miracle property that makes you live forever, clears your complexion, detoxes your system, makes you immune to colds and the flu? Well, no. Almost surely not. But isn't pure refreshment enough? For a complete rundown on the health benefits (or not) of infused water.

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