How to DIY Flavored Sparkling Water So You Can Stop Shelling Out for LaCroix

by Colleen Stinchcombe
Jan 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET

LaCroix has totally taken over the beverage world. It’s the perfect in-between for someone wanting to give up soda but desperate for something a little snazzier than water. It can be used as a flavorful mixer or sipped with lunch, and since it’s sugar and sweetener-free, you won’t have to deal with a sugar buzz in the afternoon.

Still, there are only so many flavors a company can make, and sometimes it’s nice to use your creative energies to come up with something new. That’s why we went searching for some killer flavor combinations to inspire you to make your own. While most of these use fruit and will contain some sugar and calories, they are so darn tasty — and still so much more nutritious than soda — that we’re willing to make the exception.

From a no-added-sweetener orange cream to a sparkling citrus coconut, here are the sparkling water recipes you’re going to be glad to know how to make.

1 /11: Strawberry-Lemon Sparkling Water

1/11 :Strawberry-Lemon Sparkling Water

Strawberries, lemons and lemon essential oil make up this delicious sparkling water.

2 /11: Pineapple-Mint Sparkler

2/11 :Pineapple-Mint Sparkler

Pineapple juice makes this sparkling water naturally sweet.

3 /11: Blood Orange-Rosemary Sparkling Water

3/11 :Blood Orange-Rosemary Sparkling Water

Blood orange makes this sparkling water visually stunning. Skip the honey for a less sweet flavor.

4 /11: Orange Cream Sparkling Water

4/11 :Orange Cream Sparkling Water

There are no added sweeteners in this summery orange cream sparkler.

5 /11: Lavender Soda

5/11 :Lavender Soda

This recipe uses homemade lavender simple syrup, but you could get a similar sugar-free effect with a strongly brewed lavender tea.

6 /11: Pineapple-Lime-Chili Sparkling Water

6/11 :Pineapple-Lime-Chili Sparkling Water

What we love most about this pineapple-lime sparkling water is the chili-lime sugar rim.

7 /11: Sparkling Citrus Coconut Water

7/11 :Sparkling Citrus Coconut Water

Lemon, lime, grapefruit and oranges make this just about the tastiest, most citrusy sparkling water out there.

8 /11: Peppery Pomegranate Cinnamon Sparkling Water

8/11 :Peppery Pomegranate Cinnamon Sparkling Water

We've never considered putting pepper, cinnamon and pomegranate together, but this sparkling water has us totally convinced.

9 /11: Sparkling Raspberry Water

9/11 :Sparkling Raspberry Water

Keep your sparkling water simple by just adding raspberries through a sieve.

10 /11: Strawberry Mojito Sparkling Water

10/11 :Strawberry Mojito Sparkling Water

Love a mojito but want to skip the buzz? This strawberry-mint sparkling water tastes so close to the real thing.

11 /11: Sparkling Mango Water Hero

11/11 :Sparkling Mango Water Hero

A blender is all you need to make this mango sparkling water, which can use fresh or frozen fruit.