Today I’m sharing a refreshing summer drink with you (although I drink it year round and certainly not only in the summer months). With it’s bright color, fizz, and fruity flavor it feels like you’re enjoying a yummy cocktail minus the alcohol and sugar that usually comes with one.
I’ve been enjoying various versions of this Strawberry Orange Fizz for a few years now. It all started when I was doing my first round of Whole 30 in 2015. It’s still my go to drink when I want something that feels like a treat. Something a bit different than water or juice. Something extra special.
It’s simple with fresh ingredients and no sugar.
You can make it in just a few minutes.
It’s beautiful with vibrant colors so you can wow your guests with it at a BBQ, brunch, or baby shower.
Let’s talk ingredients.
I never squander an opportunity to use fresh fruit. Strawberries are quickly gobbled up in my home and for good reason. When they’re dark red and a little soft they are bursting with flavor, aren’t they? Like pieces of candy that are actually good for you.
Have you tried La Croix before? La Croix is a sparkling water that comes in a variety of fruit flavors. No sweeteners are used so if you’re expecting the can of grape soda from your childhood you’ll need to reset those expectations. It’s not sweet but I really love it. I’m partial to the Pomme Baya (Apple Cranberry) and Cran-Raspberry.
The fizz in this mocktail comes from the La Croix but the sweetness comes from a mix of orange juice, peach juice, and strawberries. You can (and I do) experiment with all kinds of fruit juice!
It’s so much easier to kick the habit of sugary junk-filled drinks when there are alternatives like this available. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
- 2 parts La Croix (I use Pomme Baya / Apple Cranberry)
- 1 part orange juice
- 3-5 strawberries
- splash of peach juice or puree, optional
- lots of crushed ice
- Puree or muddle your strawberries. If you're only making one you can just add the strawberries to the bottom of our glass and smash them with a fork. If you're making a large batch I'd give them a quick puree and then pour them into glasses.
- Pour your La Croix, orange juice, and peach juice over the strawberries. To give you an idea of actual measurements, if I'm making a small drink in a glass I use ⅔ cup La Croix, ⅓ cup orange juice, and 3 strawberries. For a larger drink (like the one pictured) I double that.
- Fill with ice and enjoy! Garnish with a slice of orange or strawberry.