The idea here is a DIY flavored water: healthier and less expensive than those enhanced waters you see at the supermarket. In this version, sage adds complexity to deep, dark blackberry purée
Put the sage leaves and sugar in a small pot and crush the leaves with a wooden spoon. Pour in the boiling water and stir until the sugar dissolves. Set aside to steep and cool for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a blender, purée the blackberries with 2 cups cold water. Strain the blackberry liquid and sage liquid through a fine strainer into a large bowl; discard the solids. Pour the liquid into a large pitcher. Add 5 cups cold water and stir to combine. Serve over ice.
nutrition information (per serving):
0, Fat Calories
0, Saturated Fat
0, Monounsaturated Fat
5, Polyunsaturated Fat
Photo: Scott Phillips