To make your singing voice sound best, drink plenty of water. Proper hydration is the key to keeping your voice clear and strong. Water keeps the vocal folds lubricated properly to ensure effective vibration.
Herbal tea or plain warm water with honey and lemon soothe the vocal folds while providing good hydration. Warm water mixed with citric fruit juice, such as lemon, lime or orange, helps to clear mucus from the vocal cords. Avoid drinks containing caffeine, alcohol or dairy products. Caffeine and alcohol deplete your system of water, leaving the vocal folds dry and irritated. Dairy products contain fat, which coats your mouth and vocal folds, producing a muted or buzzing sound.