Sparkling Citrus Aloe Vera

Written by Abigail Jolly
June 12, 2024 | Reading time 4 minutes

Having a great go-to summer drink is imperative to maintaining regular hydration levels and keeping spirits high.

We have a fantastic new summer recipe for you to make right from home that will keep you replenished to continue soaking up those sun rays!

How to make Sparkling Aloe Vera

Sparkling Citrus Aloe Vera

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Step 1

In a glass, combine lemon juice, orange juice, aloe vera juice, and sweetener. Stir until evenly mixed.

Step 2

Add ice to a glass and lightly stir to cool the ingredients down. At this time, add in any garnishes you wish such as lemon wheels, orange slices, or herbs.

Step 3

Make your sparkling water using your at-home sparkling water maker, and then top your glass off. Lightly mix upwards to maintain a high level of fizziness. Then you're all set– enjoy!

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Tips for making the perfect Sparkling Citrus Aloe Vera beverage

  1. Chill your ingredients: Ensure your sparkling water and juices are properly chilled before mixing. This helps maintain the beverage’s coolness and minimizes the need for excessive ice.
  2. Balance the sweetness: If you enjoy a bit more of a sweet tooth when it comes to beverages, adjust the honey or agave syrup according to your taste preference.
  3. Mix gently: When combining the sparkling water with other ingredients, do so gently to retain as much fizz as possible. Our go-to method is "mixing up" where you lightly pull the spoon in an upward fashion as opposed to mixing in a circle.
  4. Garnish with fresh herbs: Adding a sprig of mint can elevate the drink, adding an extra layer of freshness and visual appeal.
  5. Serve immediately: For the best taste and texture, serve your Sparkling Citrus Aloe Vera beverage immediately after preparation to enjoy the full effervescence and flavor balance.
  6. Use fresh juice: Whenever possible, use fresh-squeezed lemon and orange juice for a more vibrant and natural taste.

Variations and substitutions

Experimenting with variations and substitutions can lead to delightful new flavors and cater to dietary requirements or personal tastes.

For instance, if you prefer a touch of tartness, consider adding a splash of lime juice to the mix. Alternatively, for those who enjoy a tropical twist, substitute the orange juice with pineapple juice which will make you feel like your toes are in the sand and your troubles are far away.

If you are looking to make a sugar-free version, replace the honey or agave syrup with stevia. We personally think this beverage is sweet without the need for added sugar.

These subtle changes can create a uniquely refreshing beverage tailored just for you!

Serving suggestions

When it comes to serving your Sparkling Citrus Aloe Vera beverage, presentation is key. Here are some suggestions on how best to serve your delicious homemade drink:

  • Glassware: Highball glass, collins glass, or a mason jar.
  • Summer events: BBQs, brunch, pool parties, or health and wellness events.
  • Garnishes: Citrus slices (oranges and lemons, limes if you're feeling crazy!), mint or lemongrass, edible flowers, or a salted rim for extra sodium!

By considering these glassware options, event occasions, and garnishments, you can turn your Sparkling Citrus Aloe Vera beverage into a delightful and memorable experience for everyone.

Storing your Sparkling Citrus Aloe Vera

We do not recommend batch-making and storing Sparkling Citrus Aloe Vera for later consumption due to the importance of fresh ingredients and the nature of the sparkling water which can lose its effervescence over time.

However, you can certainly prepare larger batches to serve immediately at gatherings or events. The key is to mix the citrus juices and aloe vera just before serving and then top off each glass individually with sparkling water to ensure every glass is as refreshing and bubbly as intended.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use store-bought aloe vera juice?

Yes, you can use store-bought aloe vera juice for convenience. Just make sure to choose a brand that does not contain added sugars or artificial ingredients to maintain the health benefits of the drink.

Is it safe to consume aloe vera juice daily?

While aloe vera juice can be a hydrating and soothing addition to your diet, it's best consumed in moderation. Too much could potentially cause digestive issues. Consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns.

Can I replace sparkling water with another type of carbonated beverage?

Yes, you can substitute sparkling water with options such as soda water or club soda but remember, they contain added minerals so the overall taste of the drink may be altered. Make sure to avoid sugary sodas though to keep the beverage healthy and refreshing.

How can I make this drink kid-friendly?

This Sparkling Citrus Aloe Vera beverage is already quite kid-friendly due to its natural ingredients and lack of artificial additives.

However, if your little ones aren't fans of the bubbles, you can easily substitute it with still water. This will still provide the hydrating benefits and delicious citrus flavor without the fizz.

What are the best occasions to serve Sparkling Citrus Aloe Vera?

This drink is perfect for sunny summer days, wellness retreats, post-workout hydration, brunches, and as a refreshing alternative at BBQs and pool parties. Its hydrating and revitalizing properties make it suitable for any time you need a quick pick-me-up.


Sparkling Citrus Aloe Vera is a revitalizing beverage that beautifully combines the hydrating benefits of aloe vera juice with the vibrant flavors of lemon and orange.

Easy to customize and perfect for various occasions, it's an ideal choice for summer events, wellness gatherings, or simply as a refreshing pick-me-up. Serve it fresh to enjoy its full effervescence and consider experimenting with different variations to suit your taste. Enjoy!

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