I have to confess I HATE Gatorade. So I've been looking for alternatives. This one is actually a middle-ages Islamic recipe, and it's really, really good! If you add a little salt, it also helps you in the hot weather:
||2 1/2 cups|
|Wine or apple cider vinegar
| Mint or 4 mint tea bags
Dissolve 4 cups sugar in 2 1/2 cups of water; when it comes to a boil add
1 cup wine vinegar.
Simmer for 1/2 hour. Add the mint, stir, remove from fire, and let cool.
Dilute the resulting syrup to taste with ice water (5 to 10 parts water
to 1 part syrup). The syrup stores without refrigeration.
It tastes good, really refreshing, and you can dress it up with sparkling water if you really want to go fancy and want a soda-substitute.