DIY Lemon Lime Refresher…Your Healthy Alternative to Sprite

DIY Sprite

Hi everyone!  This will be a quicky today cause the Etsy shop is hoppin’ and I’m off to the kitchen to make some goodies!  

I was playing around with making my own Sprite without the high fructose corn syrup and other scary ingredients.  I had seen several pinterest posts on it so I thought I would give it a go and I’m so glad I did.  You all-I sucked this down in about 2 seconds flat after I took the last picture.  (as a side note-I concoct things, take the pictures while they are still uneaten, unused and pretty then I try them.  I’ve got lots of pictures that were a bust, lol!)

This recipe is so perfect for summer-It’s so refreshing and when garnished it is so pretty!

DIY Homemade Sprite

DIY Sprite: (1 serving)

  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon
  • 1.5 cups Sparkling Water
  • 1 packet of sugar (I used Sweet Leaf but you could go for Stevia or real sugar too)
  • Mint
  • Blackberries or Raspberries
  • Handful of ice


  1. Juice 1 lime and 1 lemon
  2. Add to 1.5 cups of sparkling water.
  3. Stir in sugar.  (raw honey was my first choice and did not work btw)
  4. Add ice.
  5. Garnish with mint and berries.
  6. Enjoy!

Absolutely the perfect summer drink!  Oh and for those nights mama needs a little help?  A splash of vodka does the trick!  So easy and quick and you’ve ditched the unnatural, sugar filled Sprite!

xx, Jenni

P.S. Don’t skip on the fresh mint because mint doesn’t seem like it goes with Sprite-It totally makes the drink!

Homemade Sprite diy sprite

Jennifer Phillips
Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the natural skin care blog, Jenni Raincloud.

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  1. M.
    February 4, 2016 / 8:55 am

    How is this healthier when this is literally just Do It Yourself Sprite just as you said just garnished with a few berries? Fizzy/sparkling Water is carbonated water…. Remove the sugar in the recipe maybe?

    • February 4, 2016 / 2:01 pm

      M.- Sprite is FULL of high fructose corn syrup (GMO sugar) along with a long list of unnatural ingredients including flavoring and preservatives. Just cutting high fructose corn syrup is a huge plus. Not to mention-berries are full of antioxidants and a healthy additive anytime!

  2. Ana Woolf
    November 4, 2018 / 11:25 am

    Could it work with agave nectar?? Triyng to avoid sugar ….

    • Jenni
      November 9, 2018 / 7:15 am

      Ana-For sure!!

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