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Strawberry Lime Water

Strawberry Lime Water is so refreshing, tangy and can be ready in 10 minutes!

Do you want to entice your family to drink more water? Then this pretty, flavoured water is the way to go!

Glass of Strawberry Lime Water with strawberries and second glass behind

When my family holidayed in Italy a few years ago, we became addicted to these delicious cookies Brutti ma Buoni and acqua frizzante, sparkling water. On the table, there was always bottles of both still and sparkling water, something which we weren’t accustomed to.

With sparkling water it just seems that you are drinking a little bit more that just water. And if you add a couple of extra flavours you’ve just raised your water to a special.

For complete ingredient quantities and full instructions, please scroll to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.


You can create this delicious recipe in a matter of minutes. And all you need is a handful of ingredients.

  • Strawberries
  • Limes
  • Ice
  • Sparkling water
  • and a bit of sugar to taste

This strawberry lime water very quickly turns simple sparkling water into a drink everyone will be asking for.


Firstly select ripe strawberries that have a lovely aroma and are completely red. Secondly choose firm, green limes which are heavy for their size indicating lots of juice. Then be sure to have everything chilled otherwise the ice will melt and water down your flavours.

Once you have the strawberries chopped, sprinkle them with sugar and allow to macerate. This starts to soften the strawberries and bring out their flavour and colour.

Chopped strawberries in a clear jug with Squeezed limes

When all the crushing is done and you have lots of lime and strawberry juices, add heaps of ice and top up with ice cold, sparkling water. Add extra chunks of lime for more lime aroma.

Pouring sparkling water into strawberry and lime in a clear jug

You’ll find this recipe so easy and popular that you’ll wonder why you’ve never made it before!

This Strawberry Lime Water will have everyone coming back for seconds!

While strawberries are in season you might like to try my Strawberry coulis recipe or make a batch of Strawberry Jam to have with scones.

What ever the season stay hydrated Strawberry Lime Water – it’s so good for your body and your skin plus it’s delicious. And stay cool with more refreshing recipes like this easy Mango Ice Cream. Brutti ma Buoni.

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Glass of Strawberry Lime Water with strawberries and second glass behind

Strawberry Lime Water Recipe

Strawberries and lime combine to make a refreshing and tangy drink
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings:8 servings
Author: Marcellina


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries chopped roughly
  • 2 tbsp sugar castor or superfine
  • 1/2 cups freshly sqeezed lime juice
  • 2 limes cut into small chunks
  • 4 cups ice
  • 3 cups sparkling water


  • Place strawberries in a large jug. Sprinkle sugar over strawberries and allow to macerate for a couple minutes.
  • Pour over lime juice and crush strawberries with a muddler, meat mallet (which I used) or potato masher. The idea is to crush the strawberries until they release their delicious juices but not to break them up completely.
  • Add cut limes and mix in ice.
  • Top up with sparkling water.
  • Taste and adjust sugar
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Nutritional Estimate Per Serving

Serving: 0g | Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 25.3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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Nutritional information is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. For accurate results, it is recommended that the nutritional information be calculated based on the ingredients and brands you use.

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    1. You could, though I don’t think it would be as pretty because frozen strawberries can be a bit more mushy. The water would still taste good with frozen strawberries. There would be no need to thaw.

  1. 5 stars
    This really looks so refreshing. I never think of using limes with strawberries but I am sure it must be the perfect thirst quencher. Have pinned to try. Thanks for sharing Marcellina ♥