Chamomile and lemon-flavored herbs create a delicate, delightful tea. We used lemon verbena, which lends a pleasantly sweet flavor. But you can also substitute lemon balm, lemon thyme, lemon basil, or lemon-scented geranium for equally tasty variations on this light, soothing blend.
This cocktail is made with icy Moscato d'Asti, which is sweeter than Champagne but much lighter than the rich dessert wine also made from Italian moscato grapes. Just the right medium for this fizzy drink, it adds flavor to the silky pear and tart cranberries.
Create sparklers using fresh, organic juices -- look for ones without added sugar or high-fructose corn syrup -- and sparkling mineral water. With an effervescent kick, a generous dose of vitamins, and less sugar than straight juice, they provide a healthy way to rehydrate.
Peppermint ranks high among America's favorite types of mint tea, but you can substitute equal amounts of any variety for this recipe. Try interesting flavors such as chocolate-mint, orange-mint, pineapple-mint, or spearmint -- or combine several types for a more complex, rich brew.