The Fancypants Guide to Pairing Food with the Best Berry-Flavored Waters

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that each and every flavor of fruit-infused hint® water is delicious in and of itself. But there’s nothing like pairing your favorite beverage with the perfect food to make your mouth explode with pleasure – it truly is one of the finest things in life.

As such, I’m pleased to serve as your hint® sommelier for today.

Picking favorites from a lineup you love in its entirety creates a very Sophie’s Choice type situation. However, if I HAD to choose, my heart belongs to hint®’s berry flavors. Thus, I took great care in curating this roundup of recipes that are taken to the next level when coupled with blackberry, strawberry kiwi, or raspberry hint®. Each of these flavors has a different profile, but still works well with a wide spectrum of dishes, so my aim was to provide you with a smattering of options to choose from based on your own preferences.

Disclaimer: If you start drooling, that’s just your body’s way of telling you it WANTS TO EAT EVERYTHING ON THIS LIST NOW!!!! All you have to do is listen. Bon appétit.

Foods to Pair with Strawberry Kiwi Water

Tilapia Fish Tacos with Tropical Salsa

This delicious fish taco recipe with fresh avocado and fruity tropical salsa is an exact match for this island-inspired hint® flavor. Grab the recipe on Dinner at the Zoo.

Fruit Pizza

Fruit pizza is a long-time favorite of mine, and this version by Pinch of Yum is absolutely incredible. Doubly so if you chase it with a fruity swig of strawberry kiwi hint®!

Watermelon Gazpacho

The addition of watermelon makes for a lighter, more refreshing gazpacho, which is why strawberry kiwi is the ideal sidekick for this sweet-savory-spicy delight. Find the recipe on the Food Network.

Thai Chicken and Watermelon Salad

Watermelon is back again! This time with its ol’ pal lemongrass in this Thai chicken salad recipe for yet another perfect strawberry kiwi hint® pairing. Thanks for the hat tip, Food and Wine.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Here’s another drool-worthy dish from Food and Wine. This Jamaican jerk chicken will probably set your mouth ablaze, but strawberry kiwi hint® will cool it down enough so you can go in for the next bite.

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Foods Pair with Blackberry Water

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Pizza

Start your day right with this eggscellent ham, egg, and cheese breakfast pizza, plus a bottle of blackberry flavored water to make it a breakfast of champions. Get the recipe on Delish.

Chicken Salad Sandwich

The apple, Dijon, and dill in this chicken salad sandwich recipe bounce off the blackberry infused water in the most flattering ways. Delish has the recipe for this too.

Apricot Shrimp Skewers

This recipe from Sunset is a medley of delectable flavors, starring shrimp, apricots, prosciutto, and ginger, made even better when blackberry hint® is singing the high notes.

Vegan Lentil Burgers

Dare I say these faux burgers put the real thing to shame? Indeed, I do. I’ll also be so bold as to name blackberry hint water as the official beverage of this recipe. (Gasp!) Mimic the recipe from the Food Network.

Grilled Salmon with Mustard-Wine Sauce

Together, the richness of the salmon, the tang of the Dijon mustard, and the subtle tartness of blackberry hint® are the ultimate trifecta. Find the recipe on Sunset.

Foods to Pair with Raspberry Water

Hawaiian Grilled Cheese via Delish

Pineapple, provolone, and cheddar, oh my! Not to mention, Hawaiian sweet bread is one of the best carbs on the planet. Only raspberry water could get me more excited about this meal from Delish.

Jalapeño-Lime Corn on the Cob

I love national treasure Rachael Ray’s zesty, spicy take on corn on the cob. Raspberry hint® water brings a tarty taste to this already powerful combination.

Caprese Salad with Grilled Peaches and Mozzarella 

Who doesn’t love Caprese salad?! Featuring peaches is a brilliant way to add pizzazz to this classic antipasto. And of course, a sip of raspberry water is the cherry on top. Grab the recipe on Qué Rica Vida.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin à la Rodriguez with Guava Glaze and Orange-Habanero Mojo

It’s a long title, but I promise this recipe is worth every letter. The glaze makes for such juicy, mouthwatering tenderloin, it’s a tough act to follow. Follow the step-by-step directions on the Food Network. Luckily, raspberry water brings the zingers!

Apple Walnut Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

We’re approaching peak heat this summer. A light apple walnut salad with feta and raspberry hint® both have crisp, refreshing flavors that will keep you cool. Find the recipe on Little Broken.

Okay, now I’ll just wipe the drool off my keyboard so I can publish this article. #foodwriterproblems

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About the Authorcourtney-kocak

Courtney Kocak is a writer on Amazon’s Critics’ Choice-nominated animated series Danger & Eggs. Her other bylines include the LA Times, Bustle, xoJane, LadyGunn, Nerve, and many others. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @courtneykocak.

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