Sparkling Mango Lemonade is a fun, fizzy beverage you’ll want to drink all summer long. Customize it to your own tastes – make it sweet or tart, or spike it with your choice of alcohol.

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This Homemade Mango Lemonade is The Perfect Summer Drink

This sparkling mango lemonade was my first batch of lemonade for this summer, and I think it might be my favorite homemade lemonade ever.

This mango drink recipe is kind of like a classic lemonade on steroids. The tart lemon juice and simple syrup for sweetness are there, but then there’s the addition of pureed and strained fresh mangoes (so basically just homemade fresh mango juice).

That’s right, mangoes aren’t just used for Halloween food around here! The National Mango Board has some good instructions and a video on how to cut a mango, if it’s your first time.

And I love fizziness (I drink plain sparkling water all day long to stay hydrated), so the bulk of the water in this recipe is actually sparkling water, making this a sparkling lemonade recipe.

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Why You’ll Love This Homemade Mango Lemonade Recipe

  • A restaurant-style beverage made at home for the fraction of the price. Make a whole pitcher for what you’d pay for one glass at a restaurant!
  • Enjoy it as-is, or add some liquor to make it spiked.
  • You can customize the sweetness level to your own personal taste.

How to Make Mango Lemonade

First, you’ll be making a simple syrup for this mango drink recipe, which is as simple as it sounds (even a flavored simple like rosemary syrup recipe is ridiculously easy).

Add equal parts water and sugar to a small pot, bring it to a simmer on the stove until the sugar dissolves, and let cool. Done!

Then, you’re going to peel, pit and roughly chop two fresh mangoes (buy a couple extra mangoes to make chicken kabobs with mango curry sauce). You can also use 2 cups of frozen mango chunks for this sparkling lemonade recipe.

Throw the mango chunks and fresh lemon juice (from real lemons, none of the bottled stuff!) into a blender and blend until smooth. Strain the juice through a mesh strainer to get any chunkies or pulpies out.

Then, combine the simple syrup and the mango-lemon juice puree in a pitcher. Divide the mixture between six glasses that have been filled with ice, and then top each glass off with sparkling water, and you have sparkling mango lemonade!

Two glasses of mango lemonade on teal table, with fruit and bottles of juice and water in background and foreground.

Sparkling Lemonade Recipe Variations

I used lemon sparkling water for this mango lemonade recipe since I always have it around, but honestly, ANY flavor of sparkling water would work just as well here.

Lime, mango, or tangerine sparkling water would all work. Heck, even coconut sparkling water will work! Whatever you have in the fridge is what you should use here.

Glass with flamingo printed on it on teal table, filled with an orange hued beverage.

How to Make Spiked Mango Lemonade

Interested in adding some alcohol to this sparkling mango lemonade recipe? I love that for you. Let’s do it. Here are some options for adding alcohol to this mango drink recipe:

  • vodka – This is my #1 recommendation. It’s classic, neutral flavor is perfect in ANY kind of lemonade.
  • tequila – now you’re verging on mango margarita territory, and there’s nothing bad about that (or try my blackberry tequila mojito). I love this type of drink to pair with a fajita bar.
  • rum – my favorite is dark rum, because it makes me feel like I’m in a tropical paradise. But light rum works, too!
  • gin – If you’re a gin lover, go for it (or try my rosemary gin cocktail).

I recommend adding a shot of your desired liquor to each glass, after you’ve added the ice and the mango juice mixture. Stir the liquor and juice together and then top with sparkling water.

Home Chef Tips

  • The National Mango Board website has some good instructions and a video on how to cut a mango, if it’s your first time.
  • If you don’t want to butcher fresh mangos and puree them, you can use 1 cup of mango nectar instead. You obviously won’t need the blender for step 2. Just stir the mango nectar and the lemon juice into the pitcher with the simple syrup in step 3.
  • Mango nectar found in the shelf stable juice or Mexican/Latin American aisle of any well stocked supermarket. We used the Jumex brand for testing this recipe with mango nectar in place of fresh mangoes.

 What to Pair With This Fizzy Sparkling Mango Drink

Who doesn’t love a few things to nibble on when they’re drinking a fruity beverage?

My favorite snacks to serve with this mango lemonade recipe are:

Two glasses of sparkling mango drink on teal table, with fruit and bottles of juice and water in background and foreground.

Homemade Mango Lemonade

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Sparkling Mango Lemonade is a fun, fizzy beverage you’ll want to drink all summer long. Customize it to your own tastes – make it sweet or tart, or spike it with your choice of alcohol.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 mangoes, peeled, pitted, and chopped (or 2 cups frozen mango, thawed)
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups lemon-flavored sparkling water

Instructions

  1. In small saucepot, stir together sugar and water. Cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; let cool 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add mangoes and lemon juice to blender and puree until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher; discard solids.
  3. Add sugar syrup to pitcher and stir until well combined. Fill 6 glasses with ice and divide mixture between glasses. Top each glass with 1/2 cup sparkling water.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 2gSugar: 41gProtein: 1g

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