Nuun's line of active hydration now tallies 14 tasty flavors, but you can get creative and customize your own sports drink.


Nuun’s line of active hydration now tallies 14 tasty flavors, but you can get creative and customize your own sports drink (cherry coke, anyone?).

Happy Hour

Use Nuun tablets for a hydrating spin on some classic cocktails.

Nuun Margarita
Dissolve 1 tablet of Nuun Lemon Lime in 2 ounces of water. Mix with 1.5 ounces of tequila and 0.75 ounces Triple Sec (or other orange-flavored liqueur). Serve over ice with a squeeze of lime.

Mimosa
Dissolve a 1/2 tablet of Nuun Lemon Lime and 1/2 tablet of Nuun Orange in 2 ounces of water. Mix with 2 ounces of orange juice and 1 ounce of champagne. Add a splash of orange-flavored liqueur (such as Grand Marnier).

Tequila Sunrise
Dissolve 1 tablet of Nuun Fruit Punch in 2 ounces of water. Mix with 2 ounces of orange juice and 1.5 ounces of tequila.

Coconut Cooler
Dissolve 1 tablet of Nuun Tropical in 2 ounces of water. Mix with 4 ounces of coconut water and 1.5 ounces of vodka.

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Sweet Treats

Runner Lisa McClellan of the blog Run Wiki (Runwiki.org) has been a longtime Nuun experimenter. Here are three favorite recipes:

“Practice” Cooler

McClellan made this drink to mimic her favorite childhood summer drink: Cactus Cooler, an orange-pineapple soda.
Place 1 can of sparkling orange beverage (such as San Pellegrino Aranciata), ¼ cup frozen pineapple, 5 ounces orange or pineapple juice, 1 Nuun Tropical tablet and a handful of ice cubes in a blender and process until smooth and frothy. Garnish with an orange slice. To make it a recovery drink, add a scoop of protein powder.

Kona Cola Float
This is McLellan’s new favorite post-workout treat.
Mix 1 tablet Nuun Kona Cola in 16 ounces of water and ice, and let the tablet dissolve. Fill an 8-ounce cup half full with the mixture and add one scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Tri-Berry Refresher

A refreshing (and hydrating) drink on a hot summer day.
Dissolve 1 tablet Nuun Tri-Berry in 16 ounces of sparkling water. Add handful of cut-up strawberries, blueberries and raspberries to the mixture. Add crushed ice and serve immediately.

Basic Ideas

Add 16 ounces of water to each flavor combination, or use sparkling water for extra zing!

Orange Cola
½ tablet Kona Cola
+ ½ tab Orange

Cherry Coke
½ tab Kona Cola
+ ½ tab Cherry Limeade

Banana Berry
½ tab Banana
+ ½ tab Tri-Berry

Berry Lemonade
½ tab Lemon Lime
+ ½ tab Tri-Berry

Zingy Fruit Punch
½ tab Fruit Punch
+ ½ tab Lemon Lime

Arnold Palmer

½ tab Lemonade
+ ½ tab Lemon Tea

Grape Punch
½ tab Grape
+ ½ tab Fruit Punch

What are your favorite Nuun flavor combos? Tweet us @Triathletemag using the hashtag #nuunmixology.

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