Great ways to drink more water this winter


I drink only water and milk. Mummy and the others drink quite a lot of other drinks, but they do need to drink more water. Mummy is always on the look out for more ways to make water more interesting, and was very excited to learn about some great recipes from Robinsons to use their delicious squash to bring water alive. Over to Mummy…

Pickle does drink vast amounts of water, but he is the only one in our family who does! I am fully aware that my older children and I should drink a lot more water, but, we find it a bit, well, boring if I am honest.

I didn’t really think about the fact that it is just as important to drink water in the winter, as it is in the summer. It is easy to forget though, with darker days, early nights and cold weather.

53% of people admitted to not realising the importance of drinking water during the winter and 62% say they drink more hot drinks at this time* – I know that I do.

Well, I decided to have the best of both worlds, and make a yummy mulled apple and blackcurrant drink with a recipe from Robinsons.

Robinsons gave their squashes a refreshing new recipe and taste this year, all have no added sugar. There are eleven delicious flavours available.

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Mulled Apple and Blackcurrant

You will need:

200ml Robinsons Apple and Blackcurrant squash

800ml water

Mulled spice sachet (allspice, dried orange peel, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg) OR

4 cloves, 4 black peppercorns, 2 star anise, 1/2 tsp ground allspice, cinnamon sticks.

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Dilute the squash with the water.

Gently warm in a pan on the hob with the spices.

Simmer for 3 minutes then leave to infuse for 3 minutes.

Serve in a glass or mug.

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The house smelt amazing whilst the drink was simmering, and it tasted so delicious. I wasn’t sure if it would be as yummy as mulled wine, but it was, in fact it was better! It was so warming and festive, and I was glad I chose the mulled spices sachet because it meant no ‘bits’ in the drink – the children loved it too.

I thoroughly recommend this drink for this winter – absolutely perfect for everyone, especially children and the drivers!

*Robinsons Onepoll Survey conducted with 2000 respondents in October 2015.
We were sent supplies of Robinsons squash and were compensated for our time for this post. All words and photos are ours 🙂



  1. I am so into everything mulled at the moment so I am going to have to try this. Drinking water can be a tough task during the winter as all I want is a hot drink x
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  2. going to check if Robinsons Apple and Blackcurrant squash is availible in South Africa. Going to try this, thank you for sharing.

  3. Oh mulled apple and blackcurrant sounds delicious as I’m pregnant this Christmas! Thanks for the idea 🙂 x
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  4. Gosh I’m dreadful at drinking water! The only time I did brilliantly was when I was pregnant! Must try harder 🙂
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  5. You can’t beat hot blackcurrant in winter! We’re squash fanatics in this house anyway but warmed in winter is a proper treat!
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  6. Looks like a lovely concoction Pickle! We’ll going to have to try this out over Christmas. My mummy loves mulled wine…so a little bit stronger… 😉
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  7. This recipe sounds yummy and so Christmassy for this time of year. I’m awful for not drinking water. It’s just so boring.
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  8. I’m terrible for not drinking enough. The mulled squash sounds delicious and much better than my usual mulled wine which would just leave me dehydrated!
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  9. Oh I used to love warm ribena. I wonder if mulled squash would be a suitable replacement for the winter.

  10. I never would have thought to use mulled sachets with anything apart from wine which is why I have never had a mulled wine, red wine isn’t my drink of choice. This sounds a great way for me to have a Christmasy drink x
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  11. What a great idea for a festive drink! We love Robinsons squash and I have those bottles here so I must give this a try!
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  12. I also drink lots of water and lots of milk and very little else since I gave up caffeine x
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  13. the mulled squash is a good idea! though I don’t really give my kids anything other than water or a little fruit juice at breakfast 😉
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  14. I love warm cosy drinks like this in the winter. Tell Mummy, less coffee, more of this stuff. It will do her good 🙂 xx
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  15. Sadly i am not a fan of mulled anything but love the thought of real fruit squash
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  16. This sounds very tasty, what a great idea! I will be trying this with my children soon.
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  17. This looks like a great idea, i’m useless at remembering to drink anything! I’ve started putting a large bottle of water on my desk at work to try remember to drink it! Great post 🙂 x
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  18. I really should drink more water, but I not only find it a bit boring, but because it’s what I drink when I am ill, drinking it reminds me of feeling ill!
    I do really love the sound of this drink!
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  19. I’m terrible at drinking anything! I do like hot drinks so I may make a batch of this for Christmas Eve.
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  20. The mulled squash sounds delicious and great for kids
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  21. Mmmm I love making the house smell of mulled wine – I’m not a big drinker though so this would be a perfect drink for me in the winter. 🙂

  22. I love mulled wine so will have to give this a try – looks like a fab non alcoholic alternative and a great way to drink more water!

  23. I might have to try this – with breastfeeding I can’t drink much anyway so this could be the perfect alternative!

  24. That sounds lovely, I adore your penguin mug too!

  25. What a great idea, I think the twins would really enjoy it.
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  26. Ooo! So simple yet delicious I’m sure. Those flavour combinations are very festive x

  27. I was really good at drinking enough water in the summer, but in the winter it’s so hard ! This drink looks lovely though 🙂
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  28. That sounds delicious and perfect for this time of year. We love Robinsons squash.x
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  29. I don’t actually like mulled wine – it tastes like medicine to me! But this drink looks very appetising.
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  30. I am so bad at drinking water….although my kids pretty much only drink it. Love the sound of this though….looks great and very festive!
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