Sparkling Fruit Drink

Anyone in the mood for an easy, sparkling fruit drink?

Truth be told, I’m never not in the mood for fruit-filled, sparkling beverages.  They’re my favorite and over the years, have totally replaced any affection I ever had for traditional soft drinks.

I think you’ll like this easy, recipe that will definitely quench your thirst.

Pink lemonade fruit

It may be hard to see the “sparkling” in my photos, but it’s there.

This is one of those recipes where you can really add whatever fruit you like.  I’m partial to mangoes, nectarines and strawberries so that’s at the heart of my version.

You’ll also need a few slices of lime for decoration, apple juice, cranberry juice and frozen lemonade.

By the way, you can download the entire recipe a little further down in this post.

Fruit plate

Even though I make this sparkling drink all year round, it really reminds me of Summer.

Although, I realize in some parts of the country it hardly feels like a warmer season right now.

My twin sister, Paula called me over the weekend to let me know that much to her chagrin, she was actually seeing snow flurries in her neck of the woods (Michigan).

It seems unseasonably cold everywhere, doesn’t it?

fruit drink

Sparkling Fruit Drink
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Serves: 8-10
 
Ingredients
  • 1 can frozen concentrate pink lemonade
  • 1 liter seltzer water (plain or flavored)
  • 1 can apple juice
  • ½ can cranberry juice
  • Assorted fresh, chopped fruit
Instructions
  1. Do NOT throw away the concentrate container because that's what you'll use to measure your apple juice and cranberry juice.
  2. Mix frozen pink lemonade with the seltzer water until well blended and smooth.
  3. Use the concentrate container to measure one can of apple juice and add to mixture.
  4. Use concentrate container to measure ½ can of cranberry juice and add to mixture.
  5. Stir thoroughly so that all ingredients are well-combined.
  6. Chill.
  7. Garnish with assorted, chopped fruit before serving.

pink drink limes

I think this drink just tastes better in a Mason jar.  That’s gotta be the “country-girl” in me.

Something about Mason jars, right?  They’re so versatile and these handled jars are adorable.

Presentation goes a long way in my book even with a simple drink.

Add a lime slice and a few extras to punch up the look.

floral straws

Paper straws are a fun touch and this drink cries out for one.

I found these floral straws online last year and I think they’re so pretty and feminine with a vintage-inspired touch.

The florals are beautiful and I think they’re also a nice change from the typical striped straws that are so popular.

jute and fruit drink

Add a final touch of rustic, country charm by tying a small piece of jute twine just under the ring of the jar.

This sparkling fruit drink recipe is simple and oh-so good.

Cheers to you… and here’s hoping temps are warm (or soon warm up) wherever you’re reading this from.

fruit drink graphic

Thanks for stopping by.

See  you back here next time. 

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  • Darlene

    Your photography is beautiful and the Sparkling Fruit Drink looks inviting. I’m inspired to make a batch.

  • Harriet Fernandez

    This sounds so amazing! I just gave up soda and I’ve been looking for something to curve those sparkling cravings and what a better way to do so than with fruit! I want to try this with mangos, strawberries and pineapple! Thanks for sharing.

  • [email protected] Designs

    This drink looks and sounds so wonderful Lisa! And of course, your photography is stunning!

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Thanks so much Shirley. I also appreciate your help during my recent hosting server crisis. As you can see, everything is back up and so far running smoothly.
      Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    What beautiful colors!! You did a magnificent job on your shot! So clear and sharp! I loved seeing your photos shoot on the pavlova. You have a beautiful house! And would you believe we have a stool somewhere in our house — I’m going to have to ask hubby what he did with it. He had it near his workbench. I’m going to confiscate it and use it for my photos :-)!! Thank you for the idea. Hugs!!

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Thanks Marisa. I’ve run across so many unusual items around my house for props.
      I’ve also raided my mom’s home too-lol. A while back I was visiting my mom and found the most wonderful, old baking trays in her basement. You know the kind that have that burned patina on them? They make great backdrops too.
      Good luck finding that stool (and more) around your home.

  • cindy

    Oh this post is so pretty, Lisa! And the drink looks mighty delicious as well:)

    Yes, unfortunately we are feeling that chill too Northern Ohio:( I think I’ve had enough of it actually. This is exactly why I do not enjoy spring in Ohio, and I never have. For the most part, this is Ohio’s spring weather…chilly and wet. YUCK!

    Have a wonderful day, and thanks for trying to bring a lil’ summer our way:)

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Cindy, it’s been cool and raining here all week (Ugh!) but with this drink I can at least think about warmer temps-lol.
      Thanks so much for stopping by.

  • Rebecca

    Beautiful! I love the detail that you employ in your styling! And I’ll try anything pink. Thanks for sharing!

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Thanks so much Rebecca. I appreciate that.
      I love playing around with props and textures and that sort of thing and it’s always nice to know others enjoy my finished efforts.

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