DIY Lemon Lime Refresher…A Healthy Homemade Sprite Recipe!

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Homemade SpriteSpring is in the air and I’m here. for. it. Warm patio nights, my favorite summer playlist, kids playing outside till dark-I LOVE the end of the cold weather season. With warmer temps comes renewed energy. I think we all feel a bit of a rush and I say was ride that wave. While we’re harnessing all this good energy, a light (vitamin C rich) sparkling drink is the perfect refreshment! My homemade Sprite recipe is easy to whip up and oh so refreshing. Plus, it won’t add to your waistline right before swimsuit season!

I was playing around with making my own homemade 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! You might even want to pair it with my yummy tapenade recipe!

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Homemade Sprite Recipe

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Homemade Sprite Recipe: (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, raw honey or real sugar)
  • 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 but can be hard to dissolve in cold)
  4. Add ice.
  5. Garnish with mint and berries.
  6. Enjoy!

Homemade Sprite
Absolutely the perfect summer drink!  Oh and for those nights mama needs a little help?  A splash of vodka or tequila does the trick! 

So easy and quick and you’ve ditched the unnatural, sugar filled Sprite! Cheers to warmer nights ahead!

xx, Jenni

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


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Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 7 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on living a natural lifestyle.

7 thoughts on “DIY Lemon Lime Refresher…A Healthy Homemade Sprite Recipe!”

  1. 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?

    1. 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!

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