Sparkling Berry Lemonade

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Sparkling Berry Lemonade – Use some of those fresh summer berries to make a sweet, tart, and refreshing lemonade! Plus add use sparkling water to make it fizzy!

When it comes to summer and warm weather I love making a big pitcher of Fresh Squeezed Lemonade. And there are so many ways you can mix it up with different fruits. This Raspberry Lemonade is perfect if you love raspberries.

This version uses a mix of fresh summer berries to make an extra fruity, sweet, tart, and delicious berry lemonade.

close up of pink lemonade

 

When it comes to drinks, I like things fizzy! So this sparkling lemonade uses sparkling water to give it that fizz. There are lots of options you can use for this too, it doesn’t have to be plane.

  • Flavored Sparkling Water (like La Croix, Bubly, Spindrift etc)
  • Club Soda
  • Seltzer Water (lots of berry and lemon flavor options)

And if you don’t like carbonation, using regular water is the perfection alternative. Either way the berries will shine through and you will have a refreshing berry lemonade everyone will love.

pouring sparkling water into a pitcher of lemonade

What You’ll Need

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Lemons
  • Berries (any combo of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)
  • Sparkling Water

Spiked Lemonade?

Want to make an adult version, vodka is the perfect addition. Here is a recipe for classic Vodka Lemonade. I like a ratio of about 6 oz of lemonade to 2 oz of vodka. It is best to add the vodka to each glass and not the pitcher, so you get the right amount.

looking down on glasses of berry lemonade on a tray

How To Make Sparkling Berry Lemonade

  1. Start by making a simple syrup. This sounds fancy, but it is just a sugar water. Add water and sugar to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for a few minutes for the sugar to dissolve. Remove it from the heat and let it cool completely before using.
  2. Add half of the berries to your pitcher. Then use the back of a wooden spoon or a muddler to break the up and turn them into a pulp. You could also puree the berries in a food processor and press them through a fine strainer if you don’t want any seeds in your drink.
  3. Pour in the cooled simple syrup, lemon juice and the rest of the fruit and stir to combine.
  4. When you are ready to serve add the sparkling water.
  5. It is best served over ice and you can garnish with extra berries, lemon slices and even a sprig of mint if you want.
berry lemonade in large pitcher

Can I Use Frozen Berries

Yes, you definitely can. Even in the summer some berries can still be quite expensive. So use whatever you have and enjoy. If using frozen berries just let them thaw before using. And then muddle or put in the food processor like the recipe directs you to.

Can I Change The Berries

Of course! This recipe calls specifically for strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries. But you could add blueberries, or use all strawberries, or use a different blend of whatever berries you like. At the end of the day you need about 2 1/4 cups of berries, how you arrive at that total is up to you!

glass of sparkling lemonade with berries and a slice of lemon

Can I Make This Ahead Of Time

This is great to make ahead of time for a get together. Just wait to add the sparkling water until you are ready to serve. But the rest can sit in the fridge and get nice and cold ahead of time.

So if you are looking for a fun twist on lemonade for this summer, this is it! Super easy to make, fresh, fruity, sweet, tart and definitely refreshing on a hot day.

close up of berry lemonade for pinterest collage

More Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes

Here is a link to the Pitcher used in these pictures.

close up glass of lemonade
4.50 from 2 votes

Sparkling Berry Lemonade

By Erin
Sparkling Berry Lemonade – Use some of those fresh summer berries to make a sweet, tart, and refreshing lemonade! Plus add use sparkling water to make it fizzy!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients 

Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water

Lemonade

  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice plus 1 Lemon cut into thin slices
  • 3/4 cup Blackberries
  • 3/4 cup Raspberries
  • 3/4 cup Strawberries, sliced
  • 2 liters Sparkling Water

Instructions 

  • Start by making a simple syrup. Add water and sugar to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for a few minutes for the sugar to dissolve. Remove it from the heat and let it cool completely before using.
  • Add half of the berries to your pitcher. Then use the back of a wooden spoon or a muddler to break the up and turn them into a pulp. You could also puree the berries in a food processor and press them through a fine strainer if you don’t want any seeds in your drink.
  • Pour in the cooled simple syrup, lemon juice, the rest of the berries and lemon slices to the pitcher and stir to combine.
  • When you are ready to serve add the sparkling water.
  • It is best served over ice and you can garnish with extra berries, lemon slices and even a sprig of mint if you want.

Notes

Use any combination of berries that you like. Frozen berries can be used in place of fresh.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Sodium: 7mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Drink Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 96
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38 Comments

  1. We love this lemonade especially with a twist! So delicious and very refreshing! Definitely making this all summer long!