Water makes up so much of what we eat and drink—why not obsess a little bit over getting the best-tasting water possible?
Note: To make measuring out the tiny quantities of minerals needed easier on you, we recommend first making a concentrated "electrolyte solution" and then adding just 10g (10mL or 2 tsp) of that solution to 1 L of distilled or otherwise purified water.
Calcium chloride is available from most homebrew or winemaking shops. Magnesium chloride is available as a dietary supplement. Go for the liquid form if possible; solid pills may contain bulking agents such as calcium.
2 liters distilled or purified water, divided
1.5g magnesium chloride (see notes)
1g sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
1g calcium chloride (see notes)
Combine 1 liter water, magnesium chloride, baking soda, and calcium chloride in a large bottle or jug and stir to dissolve to form electrolyte solution.
Add 10 grams of the electrolyte concentrate to remaining 1 liter of water to dilute. Serve or use for cocktails. Remaining electrolyte solution can be stored in a sealed container for future dilution.
Digital scale capable of 0.1 g resolution
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|