I gave up soft drinks many years ago. Last year I took a class at Westwood Nature center on making natural teas or tisanes. A tisane is an infusion (as of dried herbs) used as a beverage or for medicinal effects. Infusing water with fruits and herbs is very popular now and a great way to have a refreshing summer drink. You don’t need a fancy infusion device. We are all used to seeing lemon and lime added to water. I have added ginger, mint, and cucumber to pitcher of water. A recent recipe called for canned pineapple and I added the leftover juice to water, very refreshing. The Food Network had some combinations I can’t wait to try. For example Pineapple-Mint-Ginger with pineapple chunks and Apple-Cinnamon with apple slices and cinnamon sticks. I am not so sure about their suggestion for Tomato-Basil water with chunks of tomato basil. Like drinking a caprese salad, but if it sounds good to you try it. Get creative with some combinations and let me know what you like.