The cult聽of聽La Croix, which actually began with midwest moms in Wisconson, has spread *all* over the nation. This聽fizzy fruit-infused water is healthy, refreshing and delicious, and all with no added chemicals. We *heart* it for聽the natural聽flavors, each one聽more exotic than the next. Think: passion fruit, apricot, peach-pear and grapefruit.聽To further the obsession, people are starting to use it in their after-work cocktails. So next time you鈥檙e jonesing聽for a聽low-calorie cocktail, just add some slices of fresh fruit and ice to your fave La Croix flave, and voila! Instant聽festive and sparkling cooler. Lemon, lime, coconut and grapefruit all make versatile mixers for聽healthy-ish summer cocktails.聽Below are 15 summer-perfect coolers聽that show why聽La Croix is the drink trend of the summer.

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1.聽Skinny Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade: Fresh strawberries mixed with lemon La Croix聽and just a touch of sweetness make the most聽refreshing drink. It鈥檚聽sweet and tart all in one sip.聽(via聽With Salt and Wit)

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2.聽Lemon Drop Sparkletini: This martini has two ingredients that you likely have on hand: lemon vodka and lemon La Croix. Whip up a tray for your next soir茅e, and don鈥檛 forget the jelly bean garnish! (via聽Pizzazzerie)

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3.聽Spicy Paloma: Grapefruit La Croix gives this Paloma an extra sour kick that鈥檚 in perfect balance with聽the jalape帽o simple syrup. You鈥檒l savor the complex, layered flavors聽in this聽deceptively simple drink. (via聽Sugar & Cloth)

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4.聽Skinny Sparkling Blueberry Mojito: This聽top-notch mojito is replete with聽lime, mint and just enough simple syrup that you can聽still taste the rum. Truvia simple syrup and La Croix lighten up this palate-pleaser. (via聽With Salt and Wit)

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5.聽Guava Pineapple & Coconut Cocktail: Turn on your vacation playlist and set聽the mood, because this tropical聽cooler聽tastes like the Bahamas聽in a聽glass. After one sip of the coconut vodka, coconut La Croix, guava and pineapple over crushed ice, you鈥檒l be transported to a beach relaxation mode. (via聽Boxwood Avenue)

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6.聽Blackberry Cucumber Skinny Mojito: This cocktail calls for Blackberry Cucumber La Croix and clocks in at聽just 90 calories and seven grams of sugar, compared to traditional mojitos at聽242 calories and 25 grams of sugar. Cucumber adds a clean and crisp finishing touch.聽(via聽Eating Bird Food)

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7. Sparkling Grapefruit Cocktail: This perfect summer bevvie聽combines the acidity of grapefruit with just a touch of agave sweetness, while the melon La Croix adds fizz and sparkle. Lemon聽vodka is the perfect聽spirit and contributes to the聽layered citrus flavors. (via One Brass Fox)

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8.聽Sparkling Lemon Drop Martinis: Fresh lemon juice, vodka and lemon La Croix聽make this tart and sweet drink go down real easy. Pro tip: A聽sugar rim adds a perfectly festive touch when you make up a tray for your next shindig.聽(via聽With Salt and Wit)

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9.聽Peach-Apricot Lillet Blanc Fizz With Cardamom Sugar: Peach and apricot juices and peach-pear La Croix turn聽this traditional French-infused wine on its head. The scratch-made cardamom sugar brings out the subtle orange essence in the Lillet. (via聽Hello Glow)

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10.聽Br没l茅ed Lemon Sour: Vodka and La Croix make this聽a very grown-up lemonade. Sprinkle a bit of sugar on some lemon slices and throw them on the grill聽for a sophisticated garnish worthy of any聽mixologist throwdown. (via聽Boxwood Avenue)

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11.聽Grapefruit and Rosemary Margarita: When聽sugary and overly processed lime margaritas begin to pall, reach for this recipe. Top-shelf tequila, a squeeze of fresh lime and some sparkling grapefruit La Croix聽are all you need to quench your thirst on a warm summer night. Fresh fruit and a聽rosemary garnish make this as pretty to look at as it is to drink.聽(via Wilde Flavors)

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12.聽Coconut Mojitos: Just when you thought聽you couldn鈥檛 get聽any better than a classic mojito, this refreshing sipper shows up. Muddle聽mint leaves in the bottom of a glass, add rum, lime juice聽and聽ice, then top it up with a sparkling coconut La Croix. The fruit-essence聽fizz聽takes聽this classic cooler up a notch.聽(via A Nerd Cooks)

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13.聽Grapefruit & Rosemary Cocktail: This cocktail is guilt-free by using all natural sweeteners (honey or agave), fruits and fresh herbs. Grapefruit La Croix聽enhances the natural fruit flavors and gives it a refreshing spritz.聽(via The Colour Journal)

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14.聽Pineapple Coconut Mojito: If a mojito and a pi帽a colada had a baby, this drink would be it. It calls for pineapple juice, coconut water, La Croix and rum, served over ice. Be sure to add a few tablespoons of coconut cream for a decadent, tasty treat. (via 2 Cookin Mamas)

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15.聽Nojito (Non-Alcoholic Mojito): It鈥檚 not always easy聽to have a mocktail on hand for guests who aren鈥檛 drinking. But this one is tasty and simple, with mint, lime, agave and La Croix. Bonus: It鈥檚 so聽easily converted to a cocktail with just a shot of rum for those who want it. (via In Katrina鈥檚 Kitchen)

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