Five-Ingredient Fridays: Orange Mint Coconut Water

Need to detox after a big Christmas meal? This orange mint coconut water will do the trick!

Orange Mint Coconut Water |

For the longest time, I never experienced a “traditional” Christmas. No gifts exchanged hands, no Christmas songs playing around the house, and no sipping on eggnog around the fireplace. Our first fake Christmas tree finally made an appearance when I was about 9 or ten. Someone in my family insisted on buying a set of lights that played 10-second clips of Christmas music on a repeated loop. The constant digitized tunes annoyed me eventually, but I have that set of lights to thank for teaching me many Christmas songs.

I am pleased to report that this Christmas, I had a full on celebration filled with presents, fruit cake, dinner, supper (past 11:00pm), and Christmas crackers. Christmas crackers—can we linger on that for a moment? The first time I heard about them, I fully expected a piece of dried, crunchy biscuit with a few pieces of mixed fruit inside. Little did I know, it’s actually a piece of festive cardboard shaped like a large Tootsie Roll that you pull apart with someone else. You get a small prize, a silly paper hat, and an awful joke. Case in point:

Q: Who did the skeleton bring to the party?
A: No body!

Take that with you to your next party.

Christmas Dinner 1

Christmas Dinner 2

Then comes the day after Christmas. The booze and sweets from the day before sets in. Lethargy creeps into your bones, and you don’t want to do anything the next day. But if there’s one thing your body needs, it’s this drink. It only contains orange juice, coconut water, mint, club soda, and ice. The sugar content in this is pretty low, so it’s the perfect way for you to reset your body so that you can tackle any leftovers for the rest of the week.

Orange Mint Coconut Water |

Orange Mint Coconut Water

Serves 3

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • a few springs of fresh mint
  • a handful of ice cubes


  1. Mix all the ingredients together. Serve the drink in a glass, and enjoy!
Recipe Type: drinks

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48 thoughts on “Five-Ingredient Fridays: Orange Mint Coconut Water

    1. Lisa Post author
      Isn't it funny how all of us just succumb to copious amounts of sweets over the holidays? Definitely starting my detox until after my vacation is over!
  1. Joanne
    My body definitely needs a reset after these past few weeks of eating, eating, and more eating. This infused water sounds lovely! So glad to hear you had such a wonderful holiday!!
    1. Lisa Post author
      Happy New Year, girl!!! I'm not going to begin my post-holiday detox until I get back to the US next week. I feel like I need to keep grubbing while I'm still on vacation!
    1. Lisa Post author
      Christmas crackers are so fun! I would definitely pick some up in the discount bins just to rip them apart!
    1. Lisa Post author
      Thanks, Lauren! I didn't know it before I tried out this recipe, but coconut water works so well in mixed drinks!
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  7. Robyn @ simply fresh dinners
    I loved hearing about your singing Christmas lights, Lisa - that's too funny! Great way to learn carols though, lol. I think this drink would be good a couple times a week just to reset things. I love coconut water so will definitely give this a shot. Thanks for a great recipe!
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  10. Emma
    I am heading to the grocery store to pick up the bits for this recipe tomorrow, it sounds awesome! Thank you so much for sharing! :) Em
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