14 Delicious Cocktails Made with LaCroix Sparkling Water

updated May 1, 2019
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LaCroix, the Midwestern sparkling water of the moment, is a cultural phenomenon. From its watercolor-inspired packaging to its fancy flavors (pamplemousse or muré pepino, anyone?), bubbly beverage enthusiasts can’t get enough of the stuff. It’s made with all-natural flavors and free of calories, sodium, and sweeteners. People have made apps that create custom LaCroix labels, built walls out of it, created songs about it, and, of course, gotten boozy with it. We’ve rounded up some of the tastiest cocktail recipes for the seltzer you can’t live without. Give them a try and let us know how it goes!

1. Brûléed Lemon Sour from Boxwood Avenue

This refreshing recipe uses lemon LaCroix, vodka, sour mix, and sugar. The garnishes are up to you, but the ones Boxwood Avenue created for the drink make things extra special.

2. Skinny Sparkling Blueberry Mojito from With Salt and Wit

Blueberries might not be in season anymore (sob), but if you see any at the grocery store, they are worth picking up to make this drink. Any flavor of LaCroix will do in this recipe, but the plain stuff just might be best.

3. Pineapple Coconut Rum Slush by Thyme Is Honey

This “grown-up slushie” from Thyme Is Honey (top 10 most clever food blog titles of all time, for sure) sounds like a piña colada, but with like one percent of the calories.

If you want to get a little fancy with your LaCroix cocktails, might I suggest this fine recipe from Hello Glow? It includes Lillet Blanc and a cardamom sugar rim.

5. Red Wine Summer Spritzer by The Thread Affect

A super-simple recipe you can throw together with frozen berries, wine, and berry LaCroix.

Not only is this recipe low-cal and delicious, but it also looks picture-perfect in a pitcher. Set it down on the table at your next dinner party and just drop the mic.

7. Sparkling Grapefruit Cocktail by One Brass Fox

This easy cocktail’s ingredients are few, but mighty: melon pomelo LaCroix, agave, flavored vodka, and grapefruit juice.

8. Blueberry Cucumber Skinny Mojito by Eating Bird Food

Have you ever had a 90-calorie mojito? Now you can, thanks to Eating Bird Food and blackberry-cucumber LaCroix.

9. Spiked Strawberry Spritzer by Sunny Sweet Days

This spritzer is one that you could make with ingredients you already have, considering there are only three of them.

10. Tropical Rum Punch by Spache the Spatula

This recipe is perfect for impressing guests at your next dinner party or backyard BBQ. It’s on the more complicated end of the recipes, with two types of rum, fresh mango, and fresh pineapple, but something tells me it’ll be worth it.

11. Slender Rosemary Grapefruit Fizz by The Slender Student

This recipe uses what might be the very best LaCroix flavor: pamplemousse. It also includes fresh grapefruit and grapefruit bitters.

12. Spicy Paloma by Sugar & Cloth

Sugar & Cloth’s spicy take on the most underrated tequila cocktail (in my completely unbiased opinion) has you make a jalapeño simple syrup that is undoubtedly going to come in handy for future cocktails.

13. Sparkling Lemon Drop Martini by With Salt & Wit

You need to give it up to With Salt & With for putting a LaCroix spin on the classic sugary, tangy lemon drop.

Saving the fruitiest and most tropical cocktail for last, this guava, pineapple & coconut cocktail from Boxwood Avenue sounds like a sun-dappled Hawaiian beach in a glass.