We all know how important it is to drink enough water. Around 60% of our body is made up of water, and drinking enough throughout the day helps keep our muscles in good working order, prevents fatigue, and maintains healthy blood pressure.

Because your body needs water for so many vital functions, it’s important to make sure what you’re drinking is good quality. To give you peace of mind, our Evolve+ filters use a five-step filtration process to remove contaminants such as limescale, chlorine, heavy metals, and more, resulting in purer, better-tasting water.

But, even knowing the benefits of staying more hydrated, it’s easy to become bored of the same old soft drinks. That’s why we’re mixing things up this month and brightening these dull winter days with some delicious and hydrating flavoured water and mocktail recipes.

It goes without saying that filtered water enhances your drinks, from mocktails and cocktails to your morning coffee or afternoon tea. Filtered water is cleaner and crisper, without impurities that can detract from the delicious taste of your drink, and that’s why we’d recommend using filtered water in the recipes below.

– For a sweet, floral sip, this Lavender Lemonade is delicious and beautiful. Infuse dried lavender in filtered water with some honey for sweetness, and combine with fresh lemon for a zesty edge.

– It’s easy to make a batch of tasty, fruit-infused water to last three to four days in the fridge. Try filtered water plus different additions in a fridge-friendly pitcher to suit your taste: mint, lime, and a hint of sugar syrup gives you a delicious mojito-inspired drink, or combine your favourite citrus fruits with freshly-peeled ginger to put some pep in your step.

– For a spicy hint of summer during the colder months, try this Mexican-inspired Agua Fresca: in a blender, combine cold, filtered water with seeded and chopped watermelon, granulated sugar, lime juice, mint leaves, and half a jalapeño. Blend until smooth and then strain and serve over ice.

– If the weather is still a bit too chilly to reach for an iced drink, try a warming alternative. Combine filtered water with cranberry and pomegranate juice plus cloves, berries, cinnamon, and star anise to create a mulled wine-inspired drink to warm you from the inside.

It’s easy to have filtered water on-hand with our new Perfect Pour collection, designed to be as eye-catching as it is simple to use. Developed based on consumer research showing 80% of those surveyed desired a water filter jug that is easier to fill and pour, its features include an easy-fill lid, the namesake ‘Perfect Pour’ which delivers a controlled and consistent flow with no glug or drip, and an ergonomic handle which reduces wrist strain.

The Perfect Pour collection uses our innovative Evolve+ filters. Evolve+ boasts a unique five-step filtration system that reduces impurities from tap water including microplastics, herbicides, pesticides, lead, and heavy metals – up to three times faster than the leading brand.

The BPA-free filter reduces high levels of limescale and chlorine in water, which not only improves the taste and aroma of drinks but also extends the life of appliances such as kettles and coffee machines. One Evolve+ filter lasts up to 30 days or 100 litres, replacing countless single-use plastic bottles. Even better: the Evolve+ filters are fully recyclable through our partnership with TerraCycle®.

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