The Norwegian cleric had to improvise after the taps were temporarily turned off because of freezing temperatures.
Priest Paal Dale, from the town of Stord, about 150 miles west of the capital Oslo, ad-libbed during a recent cold-spell by dabbing the lemon fizzy drink on the baby during the official ceremony.
"It had gone flat," Dale daily newspaper Vaart Land. "Only the lemon smell made this unusual."
The priest said the child's family were only informed about the switch after the ceremony, because the priest "had a need to inform" them about the lingering lemon scent.
"They didn't say much, but I assumed they smelled the aroma as well," Dale added.
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