Three Refreshing Sparkling Water Cocktails

 Try these crowd-pleasing mixed drinks at your next summer soirée.

By: Ryan Reed

Is there anything more satisfying on a hot summer day than ice cold sparkling water? The delicious carbonated beverage has been popping up at outdoor gatherings for a while now but there is always one thing missing–a boozy kick! With that in mind, we set out to create three simple mixed drinks that combine our favorite flavors with classic cocktails. After a lot of taste testing, we think we got the pairings just right:

3 Sparkling Water Cocktails
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Ready to whip up a batch for yourself? Make sure your sparkling water is on chill and follow these easy recipes:

Grapefruit Rosé Spritzer

Ingredients

  • Chilled Rosé
  • Grapefruit Sparkling Water
  • Frozen Raspberries and Blackberries

Add equal parts rosé and grapefruit sparkling water in a champagne flute. Drop frozen raspberries and blackberries into the glass to keep the drink cold and add an extra hint of flavor.

Grapefruit Rosé Spritzer

Grapefruit Rosé Spritzer

Photo by: Liz Gray

Liz Gray

Mango Gin Rickey

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1 Lime
  • Mango Sorbet
  • Gin
  • Mango Sparkling Water

Fill a highball glass about halfway with ice. Squeeze two lime wedges into the glass and throw in the shells. Add 1-2 small scoops of mango sorbet and 1 1/2 oz. of gin. Top with mango sparkling water. Use a long spoon to thoroughly mix the ingredients together.

Mango Gin Rickey

Mango Gin Rickey

Photo by: Liz Gray

Liz Gray

Paloma Slush

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1 Grapefruit
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Tequila
  • Lime Sparkling Water
  • Basil

Fill a blender with ice and add 3 oz. of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, 3 oz. pomegranate juice and 1 1/2 oz. of tequila. Blend until the consistency is to your preference. Spoon the slush mixture into a tumbler and top with lime sparkling water. Use a spoon to mix ingredients together then garnish with a basil leaf before serving.

Paloma Slush

Paloma Slush

Photo by: Liz Gray

Liz Gray

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