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Refresh: Watermelon, Blackberry & Lime Sparklers


RefreshTST3What’s not to love about a refreshing drink that’s bubbly, fruity, deep red and zesty? I love these sparklers for their flavor, but the health benefits give them even more appeal. With watermelon, blackberries, lime and mint, you’re getting antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits that support a healthy cardiovascular and digestive system, plus loads of nutrients, including Vitamins A and C. RefreshTST2Just blend and strain the fruit, mint, and lime juice, add a sweetener of choice if you’d like, mix it well with sparkling water, and let the healthy hydrating begin. I think I’ll bring these on over to this week’s Fiesta Friday; it’s sure to be another fun party.


Watermelon, Blackberry & Lime Sparklers

  • Servings: 4 (recipe can be easily doubled or tripled to fill a pitcher)
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 3 cups watermelon, cut into chunks, with large seeds removed (you can leave any small white seeds in; they’ll get strained out)
  • 1/2 cup blackberries, rinsed
  • 4 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 Tbs. honey (to taste) or other sweetener of choice
  • 4 limes: 3 for juicing, one for cutting into rounds or wedges for garnish
  • 2 cups cold sparkling water


  1. Use a blender to blend together the watermelon, blackberries, mint, and a little lime juice at a time. When well blended, add the remaining lime juice and taste for sweetness and overall flavor. Add more lime juice and/or sweetener if desired and blend again until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture through a strainer into a pitcher, removing all the seeds. You can use a spoon or spatula to help the mixture strain through. Mix with the sparkling water and pour into glasses with ice. Garnish with lime and/or mint sprigs. Enjoy!


Author: Laura Haugen

Writer, Traveler, Foodie

57 thoughts on “Refresh: Watermelon, Blackberry & Lime Sparklers

  1. thank you very much for this recipe!

  2. Oh I love fruity drinks in the summer. This looks refreshing and delicious!!

  3. Ooo a PERFECT warm weather drink. I really need to start keeping watermelon in my fridge for things like this!

  4. I want one!!! These look fantastic! Love your pics too!

  5. Very refreshing! Perfect summer drink!

  6. Laura! Laura! These are so refreshing and perfect for the hot weather! Thanks for bringing these! πŸ™‚ Happy FF!

  7. Wow Laura! So refreshing and just so beautiful! Perfect for the upcoming summer season, BBQs, deck parties and picnic! Yum!

  8. Yum! All my favorite ingredients in one beverage! I can’t wait to try this. Happy Fiesta Friday!

  9. Amazing color and decadent fusion of flavors.

  10. Thank you so much for bringing these to the party! They look just PERFECT for this hot day πŸ˜€ You better be careful because I’ll take it all if nobody’s watching ^^ Happy Fiesta Friday!

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  12. Gorgeous pictures, and it looks real thirst quenching too. Watermelon juice has become so popular these days, just filled with so much goodness. Thanks, I’m helping myself to one.

  13. Oh my goodness! This sounds delicious, and I have all the ingredients right now… off to the kitchen!

  14. Welcome to Fiesta Friday Laura!! Thank you so much for bringing these absolutely gorgeous sparklers to share with us!! I’m loving this, and chuckling..because we just had this discussion yesterday about watermelon drinks during a picnic at work yesterday. Some of the guys were shocked that people actually “drink” watermelon! I’m printing up your recipe and sharing this with them. Love love LOVE this!!! I know they will too!! Have a lovely weekend! ❀

  15. This is such a lovely recipe, and I especially like the addition of honey as a sweetener. Thanks for bringing it to Fiesta Friday! πŸ™‚

  16. Ooh looks so refreshing for these hot days we’re having now! Happy FF!

  17. So refreshing! I make watermelon and cucumber sparklers sometimes. Just so refreshing on a hot day! Happy FF to you, Laura! πŸ™‚

  18. wonderful combination! I was thinking of getting a full watermelon, but usually it is hard to finish it off and there is no space in the fridge. This is a good idea to make out of it.

    • True! I’ve been getting a quarter of a watermelon every few days – it keeps well if you don’t cut it and just keep it wrapped up until you use it – perfect for blending into fruity drinks!

  19. Such a lovely colour. Watermelon is the taste of summer, this sounds like a great drink to have in sunny day! πŸ™‚

  20. This looks so refreshing!!

  21. I love watermelon & the combination with blackberries is so full of summery goodness! Thanks for the recipe Laura πŸ™‚

  22. This is perfect! I love blackberries and watermelon! Thanks so much for sharing! πŸ™‚

  23. Gosh, this sounds amazing –
    my blackberries are still flowering, so it’ll be a month or so before they fruit, but I will keep this to make then.
    I love your drinks recipes… thank you!
    Emma. πŸ™‚

  24. I can not NOT make this drink; I love everything about it. Loveeeee

  25. I also love everything about this drink, and love how your photos are so full of light. Just beautiful!!

  26. this looks super summery and healthy i am scrapbooking this for future refeerence hehe x

  27. Looks so refreshing! And so beautiful!

  28. It was 106 degrees here a few days ago. I could have used half a dozen or so of these drinks of yours, Laura. πŸ˜‰

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