Think about your favorite decaffeinated, herbal tea. We love Red Rooibos Tea. If you simply add some real food sweetener of choice (like raw honey, unheated) and a pinch or two of unrefined sea salt, you have yourself the beginnings of a wonderfully healthy, refreshing sports drink. Our opinion is that it tastes much better than what you buy at the store!
When the tea is cooled (not quite to room temperature), add the raw honey and stir until dissolved.
Also add your mint (or other herb) leaves.
Mint and Lemon Infused Tea-based Sports Drink https://traditionalcookingschool.com/food-preparation/recipes/real-food-sports-nutrition-part-2-hydration/