How to Make Distilled Water Drinkable

If you plan to drink pure distilled water, you have to suffer the odd and awful taste of distilled water. If you are the first time to taste it, you will feel it is so terrible. Generally, it is not a big problem if you just stock a few bottles of distilled water for emergency use, because at least they are safe to drink. However, if you tap water is contaminated or cut off, you have to face the serious problem that you have to drink the weird-tasting distilled water. In this situation, how to make distilled water drinkable or tasteful becomes very important. The solution to this problem is pretty simple.

Step 1 – First, you need to decide how much water you may need to drink. If you can drink a whole bottle of water at a time, skip to the next step, or just pour 1 cup of distilled water into a glass.

Step 2 – According to your preferences, there are many different flavor enhancers for you to choose from, like orange or lemon slices, other fruit juice and other powdered drink mix. Choose one of them and add it to your water. If you feel the water tastes a little unpleasant, you can choose orange or lemon slices. Just squeeze a little of the orange or lemon juice into the water. If you want to have a strong fruit taste, you can add more fruit juice, for example, 1/4 cup, or 1/2 cup. A powdered drink mix is also good choice and very convenient.

Step 3 – Taste the water to see whether the flavor is better.

Step 4 –If you feel the taste is a little mild, you can add your chosen flavor enhancer in small amounts and keep tasting until you feel the flavor is what you want. Record how much flavor enhancer you added to a cup of water, because you don’t have to experiment again but add the same amount when you need to prepare another cup of flavored distilled water.

Step 5 – When you have to prepare many cups of flavored distilled water, the record is also useful. You just need to know how many cups of water you need to add enhancer and then pour the water into a larger container. And then multiply the number of cups by the amount of the enhancer. Add the same amount of enhancer you’ve calculated to the container and mix with the water. For instance, if you have 8 cups of water to add flavor, you need to add 4 cups of fruit juice into the container (supposing you added 1/2 cup of fruit juice in the above steps).


  • There are many commercial flavorings for water on the market. However, you should remember some of them are artificially flavored and added more sugar which you may not like. You also can choose some mineral drops that can supplement the minerals in water, making the water tasting fresh. Just stick to the directions on the package which will tell you how much you need to add.
  • You need to know the container can contain how many cups of water. If the size is not large enough, you need to flavor your water cup by cup.

Distilled water is easy to make. You can use a home water distiller to make distilled water at home or just choose some distilled water brands.

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