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Whatever your company vibe, Bevi can slot right in and reinforce it—it’s all about making it uniquely yours. That’s easier said than done, so for some added inspiration, consider these other easily-customizable ways of incorporating a Bevi into your culture:

1. Get into the Halloween Costume Contest

For a pre-planned way to make Bevi your own, check out our annual Halloween Costume Contest. 

Every year leading up to Halloween, our customers dress up their Bevi and share the images and videos with us—and we’re always pretty blown away by the results. We’ve seen creepy Frankenstein monsters, adorable Minions, and everything in between. 

After Halloween, we announce the winner in a few different categories, and each winner gets a Bevi Swag Bag: there’s Best Countertop, Best Standup, Best Dressed as Bevi, and Best Overall. 

There aren’t tons of rules and restrictions, so the contest is simply a take-it-and-run-with-it chance to get your office into the Halloween spirit, rally together to create an epic costume, and create a Halloween decoration that fits and reflects your vibe as a company. 

If you’re laid-back and witty, maybe you create a pun-tastic costume that matches that unique company humor. If you’re hip and trendy, maybe you make a bold statement with an eclectic design. If you’re bright and bubbly, maybe you create a charming, heartwarming costume that brings added cheer to the office. It’s totally open—think of it as a chance to put your company culture into costume form. 

2. Celebrate a new season. 

Every upcoming event and holiday brings with it a special chance to celebrate your company’s culture, boost morale, and add some festive spirit to the office. You probably already do a lot to mark these special events in the office, and your Bevi machine can make for an added opportunity to mark these occasions. 

For example, let’s say you want to celebrate the start of spring (only a few weeks away!). Dress up your Bevi with flowers and bright colors, and consider adding “spring intentions” to the machine—whether it’s spring cleaning the office, enjoying the sunshine, or making a commitment to healthier hydration. Your Bevi can help your office mark special events, build excitement, and reinforce shared values and goals.

3. Break the ice. 

Whether you’re a rapidly growing company with a constant influx of new people, or a small team with a fairly stable staff, creating opportunities for people to connect and get to know each other beyond quick email exchanges and routine meetings can often do a lot to strengthen your culture. 

But, creating those opportunities can often be difficult (too many busy schedules), time-consuming, and expensive. Not to mention, everyone tends to communicate digitally these days. 

Allow Bevi to help! 

Use your Bevi as the upgraded, smart water cooler that it is, by using it to spark upgraded water cooler chat—with ice-breakers. 

One way to do this is to do a version of the “candy introductions” ice-breaker: assign a question to each flavor in your Bevi, and write those questions on the machine. Then, whenever someone fills up at the Bevi with another person around, they have to answer the questions based on their chosen flavors. These can be simple questions like “Tell me about your favorite vacation,” or more heavy-hitting—whatever you’d like to spark conversations and help your team get to know each other better.

4. Build camaraderie. 

If you’re looking to build camaraderie through some friendly competition inside your office, Bevi can help. Use your Bevi to hold office-wide hydration contests—break up into teams, set a goal and a timeline, track your water consumption, and offer a prize for the winner. This can be part of a broader wellness initiative while allowing for some cross-department bonding.

Eager to find ways to incorporate Bevi into your culture? Check out our options to find the best fit for your office.

Cultivating a consistent company culture that permeates every aspect of your business can be a challenge. It’s a delicate ecosystem—the wrong hires, norms, and even office layout can threaten to throw it off balance. We know that something as big as a new machine can feel like a risk. Will it fit in here and reinforce our vision and values? Or, will it be that weird elephant in the room that disrupts our carefully curated dynamics?

With Bevi, you don’t have to worry. We can say with confidence that Bevi can fit into just about any company’s culture, seamlessly, like it’s always belonged. But hey—don’t just take our word for it. Hear it directly from the source: our customers.

We’re thrilled to share some real-life examples from a wide mix of companies that have integrated Bevi into their offices and seen it support and strengthen their cultures.

1. The Orchard: Fitting Their “What’s Next” Identity  

First up: The Orchard.

The Orchard, a leading music distribution company, has stayed ahead of the curve in entertainment since 1997. Fittingly, their office in the heart of the East Village boasts a balance of this high-tech, forward-thinking culture with a laid-back feel. Looped into this culture is a deep appreciation for their employees, which—among other things—translates to offering fun, high-tech perks to their staff.

Enter, the challenge: The Orchard needed a water option that matched their culture—and they’d already been burned in the past by an unreliable water machine. Could Bevi fit in with this high-tech, laid-back, employee-valued vibe? 

You bet.

Mike P., their Procurement and Administrative Services Manager, introduced one stand-up machine and one countertop machine to their office, and they were an immediate hit. 

The Bevi’s touchscreen and animations fit in with The Orchard’s “what’s next” identity, while its customizable drinks blended right in with their commitment to providing awesome perks for their employees.

Plus, The Orchard saved 30,000 bottles in the first month from one machine—which we can all feel pretty good about.

2. MIT Venture Mentoring Service: Becoming a Hotspot for Students and Staff

Up next: MIT Venture Mentoring Service. 

Venture Mentoring Service at MIT supports innovation throughout the MIT community by offering entrepreneurial mentoring services. According to their Operations Manager, Haley, even though their office is small, they get a lot of traffic at unpredictable rates.

Now, the challenge: MIT VMS wanted to be able to provide filtered drinking water to everyone coming through their doors. Could Bevi meet their unpredictable demand and fit into their culture as a community resource? 

You know it! 

By connecting to a water line and filtering tap water, Bevi means that VMS is never left without purified drinking water. 

The result? Not only did their new machine reduce the headache of having to deal with an unpredictable supply and demand, it also reinforced VMS’ identity as a welcoming spot for the community: students come from the classroom next door, gym-goers climb a floor out of their way, and one MIT policeman hauls his bike up the stairs, all to fill up their bottles at VMS.

We’re picky. We work with only the best-of-the-best partners to develop our flavors. We choose our flavor partners carefully to make sure we’re 1) getting the best possible flavors, and 2) working with companies that align with our commitment to sustainability.

3. Ginkgo: Building Excitement with Everyone’s Input

Next up: Ginkgo. 

Ginkgo Bioworks, “the organism company,” designs custom products for customers in multiple markets by harnessing the power of biology.

They decided to add a Bevi to their office. In the leadup to delivery, their office manager headed to Slack and invited their team to vote on their first four flavors. 

Excitement, commence. 

Emojis flooded in as everyone chimed in with their votes—having fun with it, getting excited about the new addition to their office, and allowing everyone to have a voice in the process. 

Ginko Tweet Bevi

Kudos, Ginkgo. Building in this kind of choice and customization often translates to higher water intake, higher employee satisfaction, and improved health—and they’ve done it right at the outset. Win-win-win.

4. TheSkimm NYC: Adding Witty Fun to the Office

Now, we turn our attention to theSkimm, a membership company focused on helping female millennials “live smarter,” and their New York City office.

If you’re in need of a little lighthearted fun to liven up the office, take a page out of their Bevi playbook. 

They’ve added a fresh spin to their machine, and have found fun ways to make it their own—bringing some extra humor to the office in the process. Check it out: 

Skimm Nyc Office Bevi

A well-decorated machine and witty lyric swaps? Yes, please. 

Their office has been enjoying the machine and the sustainable, customizable drinks it brings, so they’ve made it uniquely theirs with these little “Odes to Bevi.” It’s fun, dynamic, and sure to boost the mood on even the longest days.

Already buzzing with a ton of ideas of how to incorporate Bevi into your company culture? Get your Bevi nowwe can’t wait to see how you make it your own! 

 

Always wanted to know how exactly your favorite Bevi flavors are made? Mystery can be alluring, but not when it comes to our food—then it’s just off-putting. If you’re like us, you feel better when you know where your food comes from. So, we’re here to bare our souls. Let’s get into it. 

First: The idea 

Every flavor starts with an idea. From our minds to your taste-buds, new flavor development is a top priority for Bevi!

We start by zooming out, taking stock of all the possible flavors out there. We break down our flavors into categories (think “Citrus” and “Tropical”), and then we identify what categories we need to flesh out and where the latest trends are heading. 

From that exercise, we come up with a handful of ideas and ask for feedback from our most important critics: our end users. Recently, this meant gathering around 4,000 survey responses asking you to rank our flavor concepts, so you could guide us in creating flavors you would love. 

Based on that feedback, we narrow down our list, and voila, we have a few bold new flavors to pursue.

Second: Choosing flavor partners

We’re picky. We work with only the best-of-the-best partners to develop our flavors. We choose our flavor partners carefully to make sure we’re 1) getting the best possible flavors, and 2) working with companies that align with our commitment to sustainability.

Third: The creation

Aka, where the magic happens. How do we get from a full lemon to that tart lemon taste that bursts through in our classic flavor? Glad you asked. The exact process here can differ from one flavor to the next, so we’ll break it down for three of our most popular options. Drumroll, please…

 Lemon: Our signature Lemon flavor comes from lemon essence. Here’s how it works: we start with lemon peels, cold-press the peels to get oil, and then make an extract with those oils. Easy-peasy lemon squeezy (don’t hate us…we had to). In keeping with our commitment to sustainability, no part of the lemon goes to waste: the rest of the fruit is used by our suppliers to make juice concentrate that can be used for many other applications.

Cucumber: We craft our refreshing Cucumber flavor using cucumber essence extracted through maceration, which is simpler than it sounds. Here’s how it works: start with the whole cucumber. Soak the entire vegetable in liquid. Extract the flavor from the liquid. Pretty simple.

Strawberry Lemongrass: Our Strawberry Lemongrass flavor is, predictably, a combination of Strawberry and Lemongrass. To get the Lemongrass flavor, we start with the entire lemongrass plant. From there, we use a distillation process to extract the oil. Here’s how it works: steam goes through the lemongrass, the vapors are collected, and then the vapors are cooled to condense and produce a liquid. The water is drained off, leaving the lemongrass oils behind. The Strawberry flavor, meanwhile, comes from a strawberry essence created through a maceration process—which, as with the cucumber flavor, means that the entire fruit is soaked in liquid, and then the resulting liquid is concentrated.

Tasting flavors

Fourth: Tasting time

Our flavors have to taste just right, that’s a given. To make sure they do, we test our samples internally and, when possible, take them to a high-usage site to get user feedback, so we can make sure our flavors knock it out of the park every time. Beyond nailing the taste, one of our chief criteria here is whether it is “sessionable”—i.e., will we all want to drink a full bottle of this?

Finally: Refine, perfect, launch

We’re perfectionists (and really, would you have it any other way?). We often go through six or seven rounds of samples to find the right balance. Once we’ve landed on that perfect recipe, it’s finally time to share it with the world. Ta-da.

And that’s it—now you know the mystery behind our magic. This road map gets us from initial inspiration to our delicious assortment of bold flavors. Have you tried them all yet?

It is no secret that consumers are becoming more conscious of the long term environmental impact of their purchases. This is true for a myriad of industries including the automotive industry with people looking to replace gas and diesel engines with electric ones, as well as in our food system where people are using plant-based substitutes for meat and dairy products. All signs show that this conscious-consumerism will soon become pervasive across all markets and it’s time that the hospitality industry jump on-board. Not only will this allow the retention of eco-conscious customers, but it will also bring new travelers into their buildings, help reduce harm to the environment, and ultimately benefit the bottom-line. 

There are so many different decisions that a facility manager or owner of a hotel can make in order to increase hotel-wide sustainability: reducing single-use plastics, switching to LED light bulbs, installing solar panels, providing carpooling options for hotel staff, and so on. Already, 54% of travelers are saying they would use less single-use plastics while traveling. But the infrastructure in the hospitality and tourism spaces were not built on the idea of sustainability in the past, and so consumers that attempt to be more eco-friendly on vacation are not often enabled to do so due to the decisions of the hotels they stay in and the activities in which they partake during their trips. Some “activist travel companies”, like Responsible Travel, are springing up to make travel decisions easier for those consumers that are mindful of their carbon footprint. We don’t see this trend reversing anytime soon, and see this as an amazing opportunity area for the hospitality industry. 

Some innovators in the hospitality space are providing great examples of the small steps that hotels and hostels can take to make their operations more sustainable. Let’s take a look at what they’re up to and how you can enable environmentally-minded travelers to stay with your hotel:

Luxury Sustainability

Luxury Sustainability: 1 Hotels Making Sustainability Sexy

Often people believe that investing in sustainability for a hotel will come at the cost of beauty and amenities, but the 1 Hotel chain has proven this to be utterly false. Barry Sternlicht, CEO and Chairman of 1 Hotels, is attacking sustainability as a design problem. In regards to their design, Sternlicht says “I wanted to capture the beauty of nature in a hotel and commit to safeguarding it as best I can, a responsibility that I believe we all share. It’s 1 world.” With help from partners like the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation and Oceanic Global, 1 Hotel’s has injected eco-consciousness throughout  its hotels and offices. Each hotel is packed with living plants and many of the buildings’ materials are recycled such as wooden chalkboards found in guest rooms. The company has dedicated full workdays to volunteering and advocating for environmental causes. And 1 Hotel’s is also committed to reducing their footprint by initiating a plastic waste reduction program and using greener products in their guest rooms such as organic sheets. 1 Hotel’s is doing a superb job at providing the example that a hotel does not need to lose its image and its beauty in order to make choices that are better for the environment and their visitors. 

Marriott Sustainability

Marriott International: 360 Degree Hotel Sustainability

Companies like Marriott have the largest opportunity to set the standards on sustainability for the hospitality industry due to their brand recognition and wide-spread customer base. They understand this and have initiated their corporate social responsibility campaign, Serve360, in order to work toward their sustainability goals by 2025. Marriot has set applause-worthy goals in the areas of reducing environmental harm, building and operating sustainable hotels and sourcing sustainable materials in their supply chain. The company has already phased out all plastic straws and stirrers across all of its locations globally! They also provide electric vehicle charging stations as a complimentary service as most of their locations, enabling eco-conscious travelers to stay with them easily. All of their goals and metrics on impact to date are available on their website. Their commitment to environmental sustainability and their transparency of reporting their impact should serve as an example for other hotel chains who have not yet thought about how these decisions can impact their profitability in the long term. 

Seaport Hotel

Seaport Hotel: Going Plastic-Free in the Office & Increasing Employee Wellness

Sustainable decisions not only need to be made in the hotel locations and guest rooms of these businesses but also behind the scenes in the company headquarters and other offices. The Seaport Hotel in Boston, known as one of “America’s greenest hotels” has tackled this issue by providing employees with a solution to replace single-use plastic water bottles and seltzer cans that were generating a huge amount of waste. William Hacking, Director of Food & Beverage for the hotel, was originally looking for a way to influence healthier eating and drinking habits of Seaport Hotel employees when he found Bevi. This smart water dispenser drives workers to drink more water during the day because of the joy that comes with completely customizing your delicious beverage. Not only that but Hacking stated, “Before the Bevi machine was installed, 70% of the employees were drinking soda with their meals. Now, with the Bevi machine, more people are getting unsweetened, flavored sparkling water instead, and soda consumption has dropped to 10%.” With increased hydration comes increased productivity and alertness, and a happy workforce is a successful one. Not only has the water dispenser helped with Hacking’s goals to foster a more health-conscious workforce, but it has helped Seaport Hotel’s hold onto their “America’s greenest hotel” accolade. 

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts: Expect The Rise of the Eco Business Traveler

In a 2018 Global Luxury Travel Insight study, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts learned that 80% of travelers are looking for hotels that provide “experiences that are not detrimental to the local community” and that a majority of those travelers also want their hotel to implement “environmentally sustainable practices”. The Fairmont hotels are very popular amongst luxury business travelers and as more millennials enter this bracket, their need for sustainable hospitality solutions as a group increases. At their St. Andrews Bay hotel, this company has decided to replace the disposable plastic water given to visitors with “specially designed refillable water bottles”. Hotels can make travel easier for business clients by providing them with convenient refilling stations throughout their locations. Here is a list of the 5 best reusable workplace water bottles that the environmentally-minded business traveler is using these days. 

W Hotel Sustainable Bevi

Takeaways

Whether you are a global conglomerate tackling long-term sustainability goals inline with the UN Sustainable Development Goals like Marriot, designing your hotels for mindfulness and eco-consciousness like 1 Hotel’s, or simply trying to make everyday operations greener like the Seaport Hotel, there are so many changes the hospitality industry can make in order to do less harm to the environment, invite new customers in without losing the old, and benefit the bottom line in the long run. Check out these articles to see what other hospitality companies are doing to meet their sustainability goals:   

 One last thing! If you work for a hotel or have the ability to share Bevi with someone who does, please refer them through our website at https://bevi.co/referral-bevi

It’s no secret: as an office manager and administrative assistant, you play a critical role in your office. From ensuring employees have the resources and supplies they need, to scheduling interviews, meetings, and celebrations, you are the gears (and the grease!) that keep day-to-day operations running smoothly. When you’re set up for success, the entire organization will thrive. 

Help you and your organization flourish in 2020, and check out these must-attend conferences for office managers in 2020. Explore the latest business trends, learn operational and organizational strategies, and hone your administrative skills in the company of experienced admin pros. 

Bevi at Admin Bash 2019

1. Admin Week:

Office Ninjas Con 

Update: Admin Week will be in fall 2020 as a highly immersive virtual conference. For more information on tickets please click here 

Admin Bash

Admingling

This spring, join OfficeNinjas and admins from across the globe in celebrating ‘The Era of the Office Ninja.’ Back in full force with online flash raffles, giveaways, and awards, OfficeNinjas’s Admin Week will run from April 20-24. 

For those able to make it to San Francisco, grab a ticket (sooner rather than later, they typically sell out) for Office Ninja Con, a two-day adventure jam-packed with interactive instruction, thought-provoking discussions, and practical exercises. Make connections with admin pros from across the globe, learn about game-changing products and services, and plunge head-first into actionable best practices for everyday success as an admin.

On the night of April 22, Office Ninjas Con ends with the ultimate admin party: Admin Bash. With budget-friendly tickets, Admin Bash ensures Ninjas from all over have the opportunity to get the gratitude they deserve. So grow your network, indulge in tasty treats, and leave with a legendary swag bag: Admin Bash is your party! 

Can’t make the trek to San Francisco? Explore OfficeNinjas’ line-up of Admingling events (smaller, after-work events that blend networking, hands-on activities, and partying) here to meet up with all-star ninjas in a city near you.

And don’t forget to subscribe to OfficeNinjas’ newsletter or follow them on social media to enter all of their Admin Week flash raffles and participate in the digital celebration!

Bevi at Culture Summit 2019

2. Culture Summit 

Get ready for a whirlwind of speakers, workshops, and effective, no-fluff strategies to transform your workplace. 

In July of 2020, founders, culture champions, HR professionals and admins will gather at Culture Summit with a collective goal in mind: build the culture you want to work in.  

With cross-functional, cross-industry speakers from renowned brands such as Twitter, Stitch Fix, and Patagonia, this three-day summit in San Francisco is not meant to sell you perks. Instead, you’ll leave with the tools, data, and frameworks to reframe and revamp your workplace culture.

People using the Bevi

3. CampOrgOrg

Known for their extensive resources and active online network of admins, OrgOrg is gearing up for their second-ever conference, Camp OrgOrg

This one-day conference is specifically designed for ‘Organization Organizers,’ or the people behind the scenes, like you, that make sure everything at work works. With a diverse line-up of panels, workshops, breakout discussions, and social activities, Camp OrgOrg empowers attendees to develop their skills, harness their creativity, and leverage their peers in order to do their best work at work. 

In an effort to make Camp OrgOrg as accessible as possible, the organizers offer scholarships and discounts for those in need. And if you simply can’t make it to San Francisco this May, be sure to join their online community of office managers, executive and administrative assistants, people ops pros, and HR professionals. Gain exclusive access to resources, groups, and event announcements, and chat with like-minded peers from around the country.

Bevi at Perks 2019

4. Perks convention 

Update:

The Perks Convention is more than just flashy products and Employee Appreciation Day inspiration: it’s an employee experience expo. With 100+ vendors, interactive lounges, and curated workshops, Perks Convention strives to connect office managers with relevant, research-backed, and affordable solutions for all kinds of organizations.  

Better yet, it might be hosted right in your backyard! With six conventions in major cities across the US planned for 2020, Perks provides the opportunity to share stories and network with office managers from your region. Keep an eye out for their giveaways, health and wellness initiative ideas, and of course, groundbreaking perk ideas for your office.

Administrative Professionals Conference Logo

5. Administrative Professional Conference 

With over two thousand attendees at last year’s conference, the Administrative Professionals Conference raises the bar for dynamic, professional development for administrative professionals and executive assistants. 

The conference focuses on ‘real world’ admin education, offering 75+ training sessions that participants can pick and choose from according to their specific needs and goals. Boost your communication skills, learn new technologies, or refresh your finance knowledge: the choice is yours! The conference’s primary goal? Help you recognize your brilliance.

Beyond its extensive list of training sessions, the conference also includes a diverse line-up of keynote speakers that will tackle creative approaches to productivity, organization, and leadership. Achieve your professional goals, and be inspired at the Administrative Professionals Conference happening this September in Las Vegas.

Bevi at an Event

6. IAAP Summit

Join IAAP this year in sunny Orlando, Florida for their annual four-day summit. A morning until night immersive experience, the IAAP Summit creates space for all types of learning. Attend a deep dive education workshop with an industry expert, connect and learn from peers during an informal lunch, participate in interactive, think-tank style challenges with a group: everyone grows in their own way. 

Registration also includes a first-time attendee orientation, cocktail reception, and awards gala, personalized consultations at the wellness bar, a marketplace expo of innovative vendors, and a closing keynote by Ted Ma. Get ready to brush up on your skills and renew your passion for administrative work at the 2020 IAAP Summit.

7. Conference for Administrative Excellence 

Catapult your career into the future of administrative excellence at The Conference for Administrative Executives happening this fall in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

This year, the conference will take a journey to ‘2020 and Beyond,’ providing a suite of classes, talks, and company spotlights to help participants cultivate the necessary skills and perspective to excel in the administrative landscapes of tomorrow. From global perspectives to digital IQ deep dives, themed galas to a successful store of career-enhancing products, The Conference for Administrative Executives is the right blend of work and play to keep you engaged. 

Invest in your career and your future: register today

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These conferences, summits, conventions are more than just educational experiences: they’re opportunities to connect with a national, sometimes global, community of passionate administrators like you. They’re also a great way to check out innovative vendors changing the face of the modern workplace; be sure to stop by the Bevi booth to learn how you can bring customized beverages to your office!

Mark your calendar, get ready to pitch your boss, and don’t miss out on these seven must-attend conferences for office managers and administrative professionals in 2020.

  1. Admin Week 
  2. Culture Summit 
  3. Camp Org Org
  4. Perks Convention
  5. Administrative Professional Conference 
  6. IAAP 
  7. Conference for Administrative Executives

Take your office happy hour to a new level with basil infusions, watermelon mojitos, and more!

Last June, summer came a little early for Bevi users with the announcement of Bevi’s newest flavor, Watermelon!

watermelon's vacation

We wanted to give Watermelon a bold, sparkling welcome to the Bevi flavor family by devoting an entire blog post to watermelon-inspired drinks. From basil infusions to fruity cocktails, these recipes are easy enough to make in an office kitchen. Office Manager tested, Bevi approved.

Share a sip of sunshine with your workplace: here are 3 recipes that will have the whole office dreaming of that warm, summer sun!

It’s Thirsty Thursday! Sip on this Watermelon Mojito

You don’t need a degree in mixology to put on the best Office Happy Hour your co-workers have ever seen.

All it takes is a little planning, a few extra ingredients, and of course, Bevi’s sparkling flavored water.

Here to show you how it’s done is our superstar Office Manager — and first-ever host of Thirsty Thursday — Claire!

If you don’t have access to a blender in your office kitchen, feel free to improvise! Instead of pureeing the fruit entirely, you can also cut up small chunks or simply mash the watermelon with a fork or spoon for a more textured mojito.

Here’s the full recipe:

2 shots of rum

1/2 shot (or less!) of simple syrup

1/2 shot of lime juice

2–3 small slices of watermelon

Crushed ice

Mint — to muddle and for garnish

Bevi’s Sparkling Watermelon Water

Check out Claire’s tutorial to learn how to this magical mojito is made!

The Afternoon Pick-Me-Up: Infused Basil-Watermelon Water

basil for watermelon basil infusion bevi

Don’t let the 3pm blues get you down: give your tastebuds — and your productivity — a healthy wake-up call with a simple basil infusion!

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

1. Buy, grow or forage some basil. (If you can’t find any basil, mint is a refreshing great alternative.)

2. Shred, slice or mash the basil leaves and put them in your reusable bottle.

3. Find your friendly, neighborhood Bevi and fill your bottle with Bevi’s Still or Sparkling Watermelon-flavored water.

4. Let the basil steep in your bottle for about an hour, either on your desk or in the office fridge. If you’re doing an infusion with sparkling water, we recommend you enjoy your drink sooner than later, so it won’t lose it’s carbonation.

Like Bevi’s zero-calorie flavors, infusions are a simple, refreshing way to motivate yourself to stay hydrated throughout the day. With a combo this mouthwatering, you won’t even realize you’re crushing your hydration goals.

Let’s Get Tropical! Watermelon-Coconut Still Water

Watermelon's Florida Vacation Bevi

For this recipe, you won’t need any additional ingredients. Simply grab your reusable bottle, head over to the office Bevi, and you’ll be transported straight to a sandy beach in Florida Keys!

Here’s the quick-and-easy recipe:

1. Fill half of your reusable bottle with Bevi’s Still Coconut Water.

2. Fill the remainder of your bottle with Bevi’s Still Watermelon Water.

Katie, the Field Marketing Manager at Bevi, swears by this combo. As someone who prefers still to sparkling, Katie highly recommends this tropical duo to anyone looking for a hydration boost, minus the bubbles.

Like Watermelon, Bevi’s Coconut flavor is the perfect addition to any tropical spritzer — alcoholic or virgin.

Think Coconut should make a cameo at your next Happy Hour? Check out our recipe for a Sparkling Coconut Lime Mojito or this simple Bevi-inspired Piña Colada!

Sparkling coconut lime Bevi

Whether you’re looking for a mouthwatering accompaniment to an afternoon snack or getting the weekend started early at the office happy hour, Bevi’s Watermelon-flavored water is the perfect way to ring in the summer season.

And if you haven’t had the chance, check out this quick recap of Watermelon’s recent vacation to Florida.

Bubbly with Bevi is a blog series featuring Guest Creative Jyoti Patel. The monthly series covers a variety of fun Happy Hour recipes you could create with the Bevi machine plus some simple ingredients

What’s a better way to thank your loved ones than with three grapefruit-themed spritzers? Just in time for the holidays, here are three new recipes for some seriously mouth-puckering deliciousness.

Grapefruit Rosemary Spritzer

INGREDIENTS

6 ounces of fresh grapefruit juice (3/4 cup of juice)

3 ounces of vodka

3 tablespoons of simple syrup

Bevi Grapefruit sparkling water

Grapefruit slices and fresh rosemary for garnish (optional)

Sea salt (optional)

DIRECTIONS

1.  Place mint

2. Pour grapefruit juice, vodka, and simple syrup into a shaker with ice

3. Shake or stir mixture.

4. Fill two glasses halfway with ice, and pour contents evenly into both.

5. Top off with Bevi Grapefruit sparkling water, and a pinch of sea salt (optional).

6. Garnish with grapefruit and rosemary (optional).

Grapefruit Lime Spritzer

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of fresh grapefruit juice (that’s juice from about 1 large grapefruit)

2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice

3 ounces of vodka Bevi Grapefruit and Lime sparkling waters

1.5 ounces of triple sec (optional)

DIRECTIONS

1. Pour grapefruit juice, lime juice, vodka, and triple sec (optional) into a shaker with ice, and shake vigorously.

2. Add ice to two glasses, and pour Bevi Grapefruit sparkling water until glass is ½ filled.

3. Pour cocktail mixture evenly into the two glasses, leaving a little room on top for Bevi Lime sparkling water.

4. Top off with Bevi Lime sparkling water.

5. Garnish with fresh grapefruit and lime slices (optional).

Ginger-Grapefruit Bourbon Spritz

INGREDIENTS

4 tablespoons of fresh grapefruit juice (that’s juice from about ½ a large grapefruit)

1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice

2 ounces of bourbon

1 tablespoon of simple syrup

Ginger beer

Bevi Grapefruit sparkling water

DIRECTIONS

1. Pour grapefruit juice, lemon juice, bourbon, and simple syrup into a glass with ice (leave room for sparkling water and ginger beer), and stir.

2. Top cocktail off with Bevi Grapefruit sparkling water, and a splash of ginger beer.

3. Garnish with fresh grapefruit slices (optional).

Bubbly with Bevi is a blog series featuring Guest Creative Jyoti Patel. The monthly series covers a variety of fun Happy Hour recipes you could create with the Bevi machine plus some simple ingredients

Transport your office’s Happy Hour to somewhere breezy and tropical

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which basically means the fun starts on Friday. While I wish I were celebrating the holiday on an island somewhere in the middle of the Caribbean (and swimming with dolphins), I’ll have to enjoy the long weekend from here. However, that’s not going to stop me from at least pretending I’m somewhere breezy and tropical—thus, enter the mojito…

If you’re lucky enough to be next to a Bevi machine, then you can mix up this tropical drink with as much sugar, lime, coconut, rum, and fun that you want. I have to admit, I get a little intimidated when I see bartenders put together this drink—I think it’s all the muddling. When I tried it for myself, it was incredibly easy, and I kind of wish I was about to throw a taco-themed party! If you’re looking for a tropical get-away (by drink), or just something to cool off with—I suggest you give this a whirl.

INGREDIENTS

3 oz. rum

8 – 10 fresh mint leaves

2 – 3 teaspoons granulated sugar

Bevi Lime Mint sparkling water

Bevi Coconut sparkling water

DIRECTIONS

1. Place mint leaves, 1 – 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar (depending on how sweet you want the drink), and a splash of both Bevi Lime Mint and Coconut sparkling waters, in a glass. With a muddler, or back of a sturdy spoon—gently press mint leaves and twist against the glass, until leaves are nicely muddled and fragrant.

2. Add rum to glass, and fill glass 3/4 full of ice. Fill remainder of glass with Bevi coconut sparkling water and/or plain sparkling water (for a subtle coconut taste), and stir.

3. Garnish with lime wedge and/or mint.

For an extra kick of coconut: rim glass with sweetened coconut flake granules. And if you’re looking for an extra splash of summer, check out this Watermelon Mojito made with Bevi’s Sparkling Watermelon water.

Bubbly with Bevi is a blog series featuring Guest Creative Jyoti Patel. The monthly series covers a variety of fun Happy Hour recipes you could create with the Bevi machine plus some simple ingredients.

I enjoy a more complicated drink every now and then, but I definitely leave those recipes up to the professional bartenders! When it comes to making drinks on my own, I try to keep it simple, but tasty.

I tend to like blackberries only in my jams; however, the Blackberry Lime Mint Fizz kind of made me change my mind! After putting it together, I realized what a great cocktail it is if you need to whip up a quick happy hour or party drink. It’s not too sweet or too tart, and is the perfect balance of refreshing and fizzy—all in one simple drink.

Tip: If you’d like to mix it up or offer an array of drinks—you could use different fruits and their corresponding Bevi sparkling water flavors. Also, it would make the perfect non-alcoholic drink if you’re craving something fun during the day—just forego the alcohol, and opt for more fruits and/or sparkling water.

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz. vodka

5 – 6 fresh mint leaves

Blackberries

Bevi Blackberry Lime sparkling water

DIRECTIONS

1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint leaves and 3 – 4 blackberries with a splash of Bevi Blackberry Lime sparkling water.

2. Add vodka, ice (preferably crushed), and stir or shake thoroughly.

3. Strain contents into glasses and add ice. (Watch out: the contents are pink and can stain cloth.)

4. Top with more Bevi Blackberry Lime sparkling water (depending on how strong you want it!), and stir.

Optional: garnish with whole blackberries, lime wedges, and/or mint leaves

For more after-hours spritzer ideas, check out this Watermelon Mojito recipe or this simple Piña Colada.

Bubbly with Bevi is our new blog series featuring Guest Creative Jyoti Patel. The monthly series covers a variety of fun Happy Hour recipes you could create with the Bevi machine plus some simple ingredients.

The Moscow Mule is probably one of my favorite drinks—it’s not too sweet nor too strong. Just thinking about the combination of lime, ginger beer, and a dash of fruity flavor makes me want to kickback, relax and wish I were on an outdoor patio!

Since we can’t always head to our nearest bar after work, there’s still a way to enjoy these refreshing drinks, and with just a tad more bubbly. If you’re looking for a great work Happy Hour drink, here’s a simple and fast way to make this classic cocktail with just a few ingredients, a shaker, and the Bevi machine.

INGREDIENTS (for two)

6 oz. vodka

1.5 oz. simple syrup (1 part organic sugar and 1 part water)

8 – 10 Raspberries

Ginger beer

Bevi Raspberry sparkling water

Bevi Lemon Lime sparkling water

DIRECTIONS

1. In a cocktail shaker, gently muddle vodka and 4-5 raspberries.

2. Add in simple syrup (equal parts of organic sugar and water) and ice—shake vigorously.

3. Evenly strain contents of shaker into each cup. Fill cups with either ice and raspberry bits from shaker, or with clean ice.

4. Add equal parts Bevi Raspberry and Lemon Lime sparkling water, leaving room for ginger beer.

5. Top with ginger beer, and stir.

Moscow Mule Bevi Recipe

Optional: garnish with whole raspberries and lemon and/or lime wedge