Enjoy this refreshing Sparkling Watermelon Juice on a hot summer day. Made with fresh ingredients, including watermelon and basil leaves, It’s the perfect summer drink.
Sparkling Watermelon Juice
This is such a delicious, quick, and simple summer drink recipe. Sparkling watermelon juice is made with fresh cut watermelon, lime juice, basil leaves, and sparkling soda. It’s absolutely perfect for a hot summer day, if you are looking for a refreshing summer drink you have found it.
- Ice cream scooper
- Ice molds
- Serving glasses
Better than store bought, I present a fully customizable sparkling juice that works great with almost any type of fruit. I love adding in whatever fresh fruits are in season from my local farmers market. If you want to really bump up the flavor and cut out the need to use ice.
Freeze grapes overnight and then throw them in the pitcher when you are ready to serve. It won’t look like the photos here on the blog, however! You will still have a delicious drink that won’t be watered down by melted ice.
Also, the grapes won’t add flavor to the drink, they will just keep the drink cold. Bonus! They act as an extra fruit for a super healthy summer drink option. Alternatively, you can use more frozen watermelon!
Fun Fact: I actually learned this fun delicious hack from my favorite tv show American Housewife. Anna-Kat was giving her grandmother advice and she shared this helpful grape hack, I was mind blown. If you want to learn more about American Housewife head on over here to catch some behind-the-scenes info about the show and more
Sparkling Watermelon Juice Ingredients
We only use the freshest ingredients in this delicious sparkling juice recipe. Find all of the ingredients you need along with how to make this summer drink recipe below.
- lime juice
- sparkling water
- Basil leaves ( or mint leaves )
How to make Sparkling Watermelon Juice
This summer drink recipe is seriously easy to make, it’s perfect for group gatherings and summertime barbeques. To start, you will need to cut and freeze scoops of watermelon. I recommend using an ice cream scooper and scooping the watermelon directly onto a cookie sheet or large bowl. Freeze the watermelon balls overnight.
On the day you are serving this drink, remove the watermelon scoops from the freezer and grab a large pitcher. In a pitcher stir together the lime and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Add the frozen watermelon, soda, and basil leaves. Fill with ice and serve immediately.
What is Sparkling Watermelon Juice?
What is sparkling watermelon juice? Sparkling watermelon juice is a combination of fresh ingredients, such as fresh-cut watermelon. Which is combined with your favorite brand of sparkling water, lime juice, fresh basil leaves (or mint leaves), and ice. See my recipe notes below about how you can upgrade this recipe to an adult drink.
Can I make this an adult watermelon sparkling juice?
Can I make this an adult watermelon sparkling juice? Yes! In fact, I recommend you add your favorite brand of tequila and give it a good old stir. Pour it in a nice tall glass and serve immediately, perfect for group gatherings and summer barbeques.
More Refreshing Drink Recipes
- 1 cup lime juice
- 1/2 Cup sugar
- 2 cups frozen watermelon
- 4 Cups soda or sparkling water
- 3-5 Basil leaves
- Using an ice cream or cookie scooper, scoop out 24 watermelon balls. Please them in an air-tight container and freeze them overnight.
- In a pitcher stir together the lime and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add the frozen watermelon, soda, and basil leaves. Fill with ice and serve immediately.
- This is super refreshing! It's perfect for a hot summer day.
- You can also add some tequila if you want to make it boozy.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 0gSugar: 28gProtein: 0g