The Easiest Way to Make Your Own Flavored Sparkling Water and DIY White Claw

Using LorAnn flavorings that are water-soluble to make homemade flavored sparkling water and hard seltzer (such as White Claw®️) is a quick and easy way to enjoy a low calorie, low carb, low sugar, gluten free refresher.

A bottle of plain sparkling (carbonated) water, also called seltzer water, can easily be found at any grocery or convenience store. No need to buy an expensive name-brand water, just pick whatever is on sale.


Just add Flavor!

Any of LorAnn’s water-soluble flavorings can be used in your seltzer water:  Super-Strength, Bakery Emulsions or Flavor Fountain.  All of our flavors are gluten free, and contain minimal carbs, sugars and calories per serving.

To help get you started creating your own flavored sparkling water drinks, here are some suggested Super Strength flavors to incorporate. 

  • Mango
  • Peach Mango
  • Raspberry
  • Blueberry
  • Cran-Raspberry
  • Cotton Candy
  • Strawberry Kiwi
  • Pineapple
  • Apple
  • Pomegranate
  • Melon
  • Tropical Punch

From our Bakery Emulsion line, we love the Coconut, Lemon and Orange flavors.

From our Flavor Fountain line of ice cream, shake and smoothie flavors, we think Black Cherry, Orange Cream and Fresh Strawberry are particularly delicious.

If you’re feeling more adventurous you can try combining various flavors to create your own unique beverage blends (think Mango-Coconut or Apple-Pomegranate).  If selecting other super-strength flavors, we recommend selecting ones that are water-soluble (as noted on the product’s details page).  All Bakery Emulsions and Flavor Fountain are water-soluble.


Here’s how to do it…

Flavor a Bottle

If you want to flavor a whole liter bottle at once, add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of LorAnn Oils Super Strength flavors.  If using the Bakery Emulsions, or Flavor Fountain, add 1 to 2 teaspoons. We recommend starting with the smaller amount of flavor and adding more to taste.

Flavor a Glass

If you prefer to add flavor by the glass, several drops of a Super Strength flavor should do the trick.  For the Bakery Emulsions and Flavor Fountain add about 1/2 teaspoon per 8 ounces.

For Hard Seltzer

To turn your flavored sparkling water into a spiked refreshment, simply add your favorite alcohol. To keep it keto-friendly, use vodka, rum or gin. A 12 oz. can of White Claw®️ hard seltzer contains 5% alcohol. For a beverage with a similar alcohol content, add about 1/2 ounce of spirits to 12 ounces of flavored sparkling water.

If you’re counting carbohydrates, here are the carbs per teaspoon for the flavors we mention above:

Super Strength Flavors
Mango:  2 gm
Peach Mango:  4 gm
Raspberry: 4 gm
Blueberry: 5 gm
Cran-Raspberry: 3 gm
Cotton Candy: 5 gm
Strawberry Kiwi: 5 gm
Pineapple:  4 gm
Apple:  5 gm
Pomegranate:  4 gm
Melon:  5 gm
Tropical Punch:  4 gm

Bakery Emulsions
Coconut: < 1gm
Lemon:  2 gm
Orange: < 1gm

Flavor Fountain Flavors
Black Cherry: < 1 gm
Orange Cream: < 1 gm
Fresh Strawberry:  1 gm

For carb counts on flavors not listed above or for additional nutrition and allergen information, please contact
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  1. Are the Lorann products free of tree nut oils or cross contamination ?
    Especially interested in the fruit flavors

    1. The super strength flavors are great for baking and frosting – just use less than you would a typical extract as they are 3 to 4 times stronger. For the macarons, it might be best to flavor the filling instead of the shells.

  2. The samples I ordered (3.7ml), don’t say super strength or bakery emulsion? The larger pomegranate says ‘Naturals’. How can I tell if the samples are ‘super strength’ or other?

    1. The flavors you purchased are from our “Naturals” line and are about 1/2 the strength as our typical Super Strength flavors. Simply double-up on the amount or add to taste. Enjoy!

  3. When combining flavors, is it best to half each suggested amount? ie: If combining two super strength flavors for a full liter, would you do 1/8 tsp each for a total of 1/4 tsp per liter of carbonated water?

    1. Feel free to add to taste – it doesn’t really matter how you divide the 1/4 tsp. measurement between flavors. Just be aware that our super strength flavors are very concentrated. If too much is added, a bitter taste can be imparted. Hope this helps!

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