Sparkling Blackberry Mint Spritzer

Sparkling Blackberry Mint Spritzer is a refreshing bubbly (non-alcoholic) summer drink.  This blackberry flavored water is made with fresh organic blackberries, mint, lemon, lime, honey and sparkling water.  

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SPARKLING WATER WITH FRUIT

Is there anything more refreshing than a tall glass of sparkling water with fruit during warm summer months?  This blackberry spritzer is  healthy, refreshing and makes a fun summer drink. 
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When the weather turns warm, I love to make refreshing and healthy drinks at home.  Rather than drinking plain ol water all the time (though I do love my Smartwater), I like to have a little variety to help me stay hydrated.  It’s easy enough to add healthy drinks to your daily routing for promoting good health and wellness.  

BLACKBERRY INFUSED WATER

This blackberry sparkling water is a super easy non-alcoholic spritzer to make that your whole family will love.

  • 3/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  •  3-4 tablespoons honey (add more for desired sweetness)
  •  1-1/2 cups fresh blackberries (or frozen blackberries are fine)
  •  2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  •  2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  •  4 cups sparkling water (I use San Pellegrino Mineral Water)

HOW TO MAKE BLACKBERRY INFUSED WATER

This blackberry flavored water comes together in about 5 minutes start-to-finish.

  1. Combine the mint, honey and blackberries in a large glass pitcher.
  2. Using a muddler or a wooden spoon, mash the berries until they’re broken apart.
  3. Add the lemon and lime juices.
  4. Add ice cubes and sparkling water

VARIATIONS

  • Use raspberries or blueberries instead of blackberries
  • Use coconut water instead of sparkling water
  • Use fresh squeezed lemonade instead of sparkling water (for a blackberry lemonade)
  • Use basil instead of mint
  • Add more honey if you like it a little sweeter, or no honey at all.

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IS SPARKLING WATER HEALTHY

Yes.  Natural sparkling water is a healthy thirst-quenching choice to reach for. (1)  (2)  Sparkling mineral water (like my favorite –  San Pellegrino Sparkling Water) typically comes from natural springs which is bottled at the source.  Not all mineral water is carbonated, but the sparkling kind of mineral water gets its bubbles from naturally occurring gases.

IS SPARKLING WATER HYDRATING

You may wonder, does sparkling water hydrate you like regular water.  The answer to that is – yes.  Sparkling water hydrates just as well as still water, and it’s a much healthier choice to reach for rather than a carbonated soda.  

HEALTHY DRINK RECIPES 

 

Sparkling Blackberry Mint Spritzer
Yield: 4 Servings

Sparkling Blackberry Mint Spritzer

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

This Sparkling Blackberry Mint Spritzer is healthy, refreshing and makes a perfect summer drink.  You'll love how quick and easy it is to make.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 3-4 tablespoons honey (add more for desired sweetness)
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh organic blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 cups sparkling water (I use Pellegrino)

Instructions

  1. Combine the mint, honey and blackberries in a large glass pitcher.
  2. Using a muddler or a wooden spoon, mash the berries until they're broken apart.
  3. Add the lemon and lime juices.
  4. Add ice cubes and sparkling water
  5. Serve with extra mint and lemon or lime wedges

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