This Strawberry Mojito Sparkling Water is a light refreshing mocktail that is perfect for summer.
I love water, I prefer it over other drinks, so when we began to cut sodas out of our life it wasn’t hard for me. MG on the other hand missed having something bubbly to drink. Enter sparkling water. It has become the #1 drink on our house. We no longer buy soda, except on that rare special occasion, and MG hasn’t looked back.
One of the things we like most about sparkling water is all of the different flavors it comes in. Recently we discovered Vintage sparkling water, it comes in six flavors, Cucumber Melon, Lime, Lemon, Original, Pink Grapefruit, and Coconut. MG almost couldn’t choose! Lime, pink grapefruit, and coconut, are some of his favorite flavors in general and Vintage uses only 2 ingredients, carbonated water, and natural flavors. Those “natural flavors” may be an essence, extract or oil from the actual fruit that is listed on the label and they give the water a clean, fresh, taste.
We still like to play around with flavors and add some of our own to the sparkling water. Last weekend I had some freshly picked strawberries from the farmer’s market, and mint from my garden so we made ourselves a Strawberry Mojito mocktail, using lime flavored Vintage sparkling water.
Sparkling water is carbonated so we couldn’t infuse the water with flavor by letting it sit for a few hours, or overnight. Instead we filled a glass with some mint leaves and strawberries, then crushed them, bruising the leaves and breaking up the fruit to let the flavors out.
We filled the cup with ice and then poured the lime sparkling water over it. I added a few slices of strawberries and some lime, then garnished the whole thing with a fresh strawberry and mint. The drink tasted just as good as it looks!
Vintage sparkling water contains no high fructose corn syrup, no sugar, and is calorie free, simple and refreshing. We bought Vintage sparkling water at Kroger (a grocery store in Nashville) but if you don’t have one near you try Vintage’s product locator page. Make sure you download a COUPON before you head out to buy some of your own!
- 1 can Lime Vintage Sparkling Water
- 5 Strawberries, sliced
- 4-5 Mint leaves
- 2 Lime slices
- Put 4 sliced strawberries and mint leaves in a glass and crush them until the fruit is broken up and the leaves are bruised.
- Add ice to glass.
- Pour lime Vintage sparkling water over ice.
- Add lime slices and the last of the strawberry slices to the drink.
- Garnish with fresh mint and a strawberry.
For more Vintage sparkling water recipes check out their website!
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