Sparkling Strawberry Watermelon Limeade

Created by Laura Wright
5 from 3 votes

Sparkling strawberry watermelon limeade is so refreshing! Naturally sweetened and a great mixing option for a tequila, vodka or gin.

Photo displays finished glasses of sparkling strawberry watermelon limeade, garnished with wedges of watermelon and mint.
An overhead shot of ingredients used for sparkling strawberry watermelon limeade.

Happy summer solstice! It’s only just started to warm up over in southern Ontario, but I’m so happy that we’re finally here nonetheless. The season of camping, outdoor cooking, constant porch hangouts, flowers everywhere, drive-in movie nights, and so many homegrown vegetables. Total bliss!

I thought I’d share an extra summery drink to get us all started. I love blending watermelon into a juice and just chugging that hydrating goodness on the hottest days. Cooling and revitalizing to the core! With this drink, we take a little extra step further by adding fresh strawberries and lime, and then topping that juicy base with sparkling mineral water. Perfect for a little happy hour on the porch (especially if you stir a little tequila into the mix). If you like this drink, you may also be into my Minty Cucumber Limeade recipe.

Hope that everyone has the best weekend. Here’s a couple links that have caught my eye recently. Sending all my love <3

-I learn a lot from following Céline Semaan on Instagram. This is a great interview with her about sustainable fashion and the idea of living your life with intention and a sense of “circularity.”

-The government of Canada is looking at banning single use plastics like bags, straws, and water bottles by 2021. “To be honest, as a dad, it’s tough trying to explain this to my kids. How do you explain dead whales washing up on beaches around the world, their stomachs jam-packed with plastic bags?”

-This is a great article about adaptogens (ashwaghanda, reishi mushroom, maca etc.) by my friend Lily. She also assesses their historical usage and whether there are peer-reviewed studies to advocate for their effectiveness.

-“If you are overweight, alone, miserable at work or crippled by stress or anxiety or depression, there are hordes of gurus and experts chasing you with books and quick fixes.”

Why Do We Care What Celebrities Cook?

-“Intuitive eating has been around for decades, but it’s suddenly receiving a lot of attention. Perhaps it’s because women are finally starting to interrogate the systems that hurt and exploit us.”

-On my reading list: Digital Minimalism (especially after hearing Cal’s interview on the One Part Podcast), Atomic Habits, and because I need at least one premium summer beach read: The Last Resort.

-Things I’d like to eat/imbibe: Crispy Tofu Bowls with Sesame Bok Choy, Papaya Mojito Smoothie, Oat and Seed Crackers, Almond Ricotta Toasts, and this Garlic, Herb and Shallot Confit.

Displays stawberry, watermelon, and lime juice being run through a fine mesh strainer.
Photo displays sparkling strawberry watermelon limemade being topped with sparkling water.

Sparkling Strawberry Watermelon Limeade

Sparkling strawberry watermelon limeade is so refreshing! Naturally sweetened and a great mixing option for a tequila, vodka or gin.
5 from 3 votes
Photo displays finished glasses of sparkling strawberry watermelon limeade, garnished with wedges of watermelon and mint.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings 12 Drinks


  • 4 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • ice, for serving
  • chilled sparkling water, for serving



  • Lemon juice would also be great if you don’t have limes around.
  • This really does need a bit of added sweetener to heighten the natural fruit flavour in my opinion!
  • Tequila, vodka, and gin would all be great to mix in with this drink.


  • In an upright blender, combine the watermelon and strawberries. Turn the blender on to high and let the fruit liquify completely. This should take no longer than 30 seconds.
  • Set a fine mesh strainer over a wide pitcher or a bowl that easy to pour out of. Pour the watermelon and strawberry juice base out into the strainer, working in two batches. Use a spoon to scrape the bottom of the strainer to get all the juice base through.
  • Once you’ve run all of the fruit puree through the fine mesh strainer, rinse out the blender pitcher. Return the juice base to the blender and add the lime juice and agave nectar. Blend this mixture on high until combined, about 10 seconds.
  • Fill glasses with ice. Pour the juice base into the glasses to fill them by one third. Top the juice base with sparkling water. Enjoy the sparkling strawberry watermelon limeade with garnishes such as: fresh mint or lemon balm leaves, lime wedges, or slices of watermelon. Enjoy immediately!
22/06/2019 (Last Updated 13/05/2024)
Posted in: beverage, gluten free, grain-free, nut free, oil free, raw, sour, spring, summer, sweet, vegan


5 from 3 votes (3 ratings without comment)

Recipe Rating

  • Moni Latos

    Do you have to strain it? Hate to waste tge fruit pieces…wonder what it would be like if tou didnt

    • Laura

      It will be much thicker and more pulp-y. I would skip adding the sparkling water if you don’t strain because the combination of that with a thick/almost smoothie-like juice would make for an unpleasant texture (I think).

  • Stacy

    Made this figuring it would be pretty good, but was surprised by HOW good. We loved it and have already made a few batches. (The second one we did directly in a juicer because we have one – worked great!) Plus, extra good with a bit of tequila.

    PS also love the link round ups =) keep ’em coming!

  • Alexandra Wilson

    This is so delicious! I’m 8 and a half months pregnant and seriously craving watermelon and this totally hit the spot!! So refreshing!

  • Anne

    I made this today and it tastes like summer! Loved it!

  • Sara B

    The perfect summer drink! Can’t wait to make. Also, love when you post articles, books, podcasts etc. The one about intuitive eating is spot on! Every woman needs to read it. In a similar vein, I highly recommend the IG account Beyond Beauty (its also a book), talks about body neutrality rather than body positivity. Happy weekend!