6 Sparkling water drinks to try

 23 Oct 2023

6 Sparkling water drinks to try

Chilled, filtered and perfectly carbonated sparkling water is refreshing and healthy, and endlessly versatile. While a glass of sparkling water is often just right on its own, it’s incredibly easy to elevate your game with a few simple ingredients. Why not mix things up with these delicious sparkling water recipes!

1. Citrus twist

Forget premixed lemonades and make your own lemon-lime soda from scratch.


30ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

30ml freshly squeezed lime juice

60ml sugar syrup (optional)

250ml (1 cup) Zip sparkling water


Mix juices and sugar syrup (if using) in a tall glass. Add ice cubes and top up with sparkling water.


2. Mixed berry bliss

Gather your favourite berries and make a simple syrup bursting with fresh flavours.


1½ cups fresh berries, sliced or muddled

1 cup sugar

½ cup Zip sparkling water


Heat sugar and water over medium heat in a medium saucepan until the sugar dissolves.

Add the berries and cook gently for around 10-12 minutes, until they are broken down and squishy – don’t let the mixture boil or the syrup will go jammy.

Mash gently to help the berries release all their flavour. Then, strain the syrup using a fine sieve. Allow to cool and store in the fridge.

Add a tablespoon to a glass of freshly poured sparkling water – add a little more syrup if you like it sweet.

Top tip! Add some freshly chopped mint leaves for a zingy twist.


3. Iced coffee soda

Too hot for coffee? Get your caffeine hit with this easy iced coffee soda. All you’ll need is equal parts espresso coffee and sparkling water. Add ice to a tall glass, add the espresso, then the sparkling water. If using a sweetener, it’s best added with the espresso. Want something milky and sweet? Add a small spoonful of sweetened condensed milk to the espresso before mixing.


4. Raspberry ginger muddle

This one couldn’t be easier. Simply mash four or five raspberries in the bottom of a glass, add ¼ teaspoon (or more if you like it spicy) of freshly grated ginger and top up with sparkling water and a splash of your favourite fruit juice. Get creative with your combinations – this technique works for any fruit that is easily squashed.

Other combinations to try:

Pineapple and strawberry

Peach and nectarine

Pear and peach

Melon and passionfruit


5. Cucumber, lemon and mint

This sophisticated water is refreshing, invigorating and healthy.

Make a jug for the table for an elegant twist.


One cucumber, sliced into rounds

One lemon, sliced into rounds

One sprig of mint, leaves picked

Zip sparkling water


Add cucumber and lemon to a jug, then top with mint. Add ice and fill with sparkling water.

Stir and serve!


6. Virgin Mojito

Make this one in your favourite glass!


A few fresh mint leaves

Juice of half a lime (one to two tablespoons)

30ml of coconut water or a dash of coconut milk

Sugar (optional)

Zip sparkling water


Mash the mint leaves in the bottom of your glass, then add the lime juice.

Pour over the sparkling water, coconut water or milk, and sugar (if using).

Stir and enjoy!

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