Strawberry-Coconut Lime Spritzer

CATEGORIES: Mocktails

So I’m a notorious Diet Coke drinker. I have been, like, my whole life. And I totally own it…but. But for the last year or so, I’ve been trying to scale back because artificial sweeteners make me feel awful. While it’s not a replacement for fizzy brown poison (which, let’s be clear, I still drink, just in smaller quantities), my go-to has been flavored soda water. I’ve tried a lot of different brands and I like some better than others (like this notoriously unpleasant experience from Instagram…)

But, for the most part, I really love La Croix (this isn’t sponsored, just…informational.) My favorites are orange, coconut, lime, mango, and grapefruit. I love them by themselves, but sometimes I need to dress them up just a little. This little refreshing mocktail adds fresh fruit and just a little bit of sugar to help break down the strawberries. 

You’ll need a can of coconut-flavored seltzer water (I use La Croix), 2 medium strawberries, half a lime cut into 2 wedges, and a teaspoon of sugar.

Remove the stems from the strawberries and slice them into the bottom of a tall glass.

Sprinkle with sugar,

then let sit for about 5 minutes. If you’re planning on making this for a lot of people or need to use up a lot of strawberries, you can macerate the strawberries (soften with sugar) in larger quantities ahead of time and then just use about 2 tablespoons in this drink. After the strawberry/sugar mixture has rested, mash with a spoon until it’s pulpy, then squeeze one lime wedge over the strawberry mixture and stir. Fill the cup about 1/2 full with ice, then add the coconut seltzer water

and serve immediately.

Strawberry-Coconut Lime Spritzer
Serves 1
This is the perfect way to dress up flavored seltzer water!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 can coconut-flavored seltzer water (I use La Croix)
  2. 1/2 lime, cut into 2 wedges
  3. 2 medium strawberries, washed
  4. 1 teaspoon sugar
  5. Ice
Instructions
  1. Remove the stems from the strawberries and slice them into the bottom of a tall glass. Sprinkle with sugar, then let sit for about 5 minutes*. After it has rested, mash with a spoon until it's pulpy, then squeeze one lime wedge over the strawberry mixture and stir. Fill the cup about 1/2 full with ice, then add the coconut seltzer water and serve immediately.
Notes
  1. *You can make macerated strawberries (strawberries softened with sugar) ahead of time in larger quantities, especially if you have strawberries that need to be used. Use about 2 tablespoons of macerated strawberries for this drink.
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7 comments

  1. This looks great! I’ve been squirting a little cherry koolaid (those little squeeze things) or cherry drink mix into lime LaCroix. A great cherry-limeade substitute.

  2. Oh this looks perfects!! We have one of the soda streams but personally I find it a bit deficient in its bubbly making capacity. I like LOTS of bubbles. Hubs loves the soda stream which is why we still own it. (I’m doing a price comparison study to determine if it is all that cost effective versus the space it steaks.)

  3. This looks good.. I haven’t tried La Croix yet. My only concern is some study came out saying that ieven the sparkling water is bad for your teeth.

  4. My favorite La Croix is the Blackberry Cucumber. I like all the combo flavors, but this one is my favorite. Especially good with a dash of Blackberry Syrup!

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