This drink is simply mouth watering and beautiful.... wow your guests, family or even clients with this one! With nutrients coming from cranberries AND pomegranate, this is a power packed drink. Cranberries provide, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Copper, Manganese and Pantothenic Acid while pomegranates also provide anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in addition to a host of things they may help cure, from dental plaque to stomach problems.
This drink could surely taste AMAZING without the added sugar, so by all means, try it both ways!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 12 -15 drinks
Recipe: Chelsea ~ Chelsea's Messy Apron
3/4 cup pomegranate seeds
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup white sugar + 1/4 cup for rimming glasses (less sugar for a less sweet drink)
2 and 1/3 cups unsweetened cranberry pomegranate juice
24 ounces club soda sparkling water, or sparkling soda
Lots of crushed or cubed ice
Optional: fresh mint, cinnamon sticks
Deseed a pomegranate to get 3/4 cup pomegranate arils.
Thinly slice 2-3 limes.
In a bowl, whisk together the water and 3/4 cup white sugar until the sugar is completely integrated.
Fill a large pitcher halfway with lots of ice. Pour in the simple sugar mixture of water and sugar.
Add in the unsweetened cranberry-pomegranate juice.
Add in the club soda or sparkling water. I used 1 bottle of mandarin lime sparkling water and 1 bottle of sparkling pomegranate soda (each bottle was 12 ounces).
Stir together in the pitcher. Add in the sliced limes and pomegranate arils.
If desired, rim your glasses in sugar! Dip the top of the glass into a bowl filled with water and then into a bowl filled with sugar.
Pour the drink into the sugar rimmed glasses and garnish if desired with a cinnamon stick and/or fresh mint. Add a slice of lime if desired.
Enjoy immediately. (To make ahead, combine everything except the ice and sparkling water/soda. Add ice and sparkling water/soda right before serving.)
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