06/24/2015 10:29 am ET | Updated Jun 24, 2015

A Refreshing New Twist On A Classic Summer Drink

When the sun beats down and the summer heat crosses the line from pleasant to sweltering, an ice-cold lemonade can really hit the spot. But before you settle for the usual, why not try an even more refreshing elixir? This sparkling lemon-based drink puts a new twist on an old favorite, and just might become your new summertime staple.

Sparkling Lemonade Elixir
Recipe by Healthy Grocery Girl Megan Roosevelt

sparkling lemonade

12 oz. sparkling water
Half a lemon
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 to 2 tsp. pure maple syrup


Pour the sparkling water into a large glass containing ice. Using a citrus press, squeeze the juice from the lemon half into the glass. Add the vinegar and syrup (use more if you like your drink sweeter), then stir. Serve with a straw and enjoy!

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