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Mixed Berry Sparkling Water

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This Mixed Berry Sparkling Water recipe is as delicious as it is vibrantly colorful! Made with fresh fruit, a splash of lime juice, and the sweetener and sparkling water of your choice, this beverage will quench your thirst on the warmest days of the year! {GF + VG}

Ingredients

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  • 2/3 cup water
  • 4 cups fresh fruit (See Notes)
  • 23 tablespoons sweetener (See Notes)
  • Juice of one lime
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime or mixed berry sparking water

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, bring water, fresh fruit, and sweetener to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 5-10 minutes, or until the fruit softens and is easily mashed with a spoon or potato masher. Remove from heat to cool. 
  2. When the mixed fruit mixture is cool enough to handle, press it through a mesh strainer into a bowl. Press down on the fruit using the rounded side of a spoon. This will extract as much of the liquid from the pulp as possible. Let the juice cool for a handful of minutes. Then add the lime juice, about 1/2 tablespoonful at a time, to the mixed fruit liquid, until you have the flavor balance you want. Continue to let the mixture cool, if necessary.
  3. Spoon 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup mixed berry mixture into 8-ounce drinking glasses. Then top with ice cubes and pour sparkling water over the ice. Garnish with fresh fruit or sprigs of rosemary.
  4. For best results, do not mix the fruit mixture and sparkling water together until just prior to serving. Store leftover mixed berry juice in a glass jar for up to one week and then add it to a glass with ice, sparkling water, and garnishes when you’d like a refreshing sip.  

Notes

  • I like to use one cup EACH strawberries (halved), blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
  • Agave nectar or 100% pure honey will work in this recipe. You can also try a few drops of liquid stevia, if you’d like. 
  • Add the juice of one lime about 1/2 tablespoon at a time until you get the citrusy sing your tastebuds are looking for!
  • Any sparkling water is worth a try! I like to use lime sparkling water and mixed berry sparkling water for this recipe.
  • Yields will vary. But on average, this recipe will produce about 1 3/4 cup mixed berry juice. If you add 1/4 cup mixture to each drinking glass, you’ll end up with about 7 servings per batch.