Pomegranate Fizzes

Grenadine, a pomegranate syrup, is used in many mixed drinks and cocktails, but the fruit's juice base is the star of this sprightly drink combined with carbonated water and mint.

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Serving Size: 8 ounce
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Chill: 2 hrs
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Pomegranate Fizzes
Ingredients
1/4
cup fresh mint leaves
4
cups pomegranate juice or cranberry juice
1/4
cup sugar
1
2 liter bottle carbonated water
 
Ice cubes
 
Fresh mint sprigs (optional)
 
Pomegranate seeds (optional)
Directions
  1. For syrup, place mint leaves in a pitcher. Using a wooden spoon, gently bruise leaves. Add pomegranate juice and sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cover and chill syrup for 2 to 4 hours. If desired, remove mint leaves with a slotted spoon; discard leaves.
  2. For each serving, in a glass pour 1/4 cup of the syrup and 1/2 cup of the carbonated water over ice cubes; stir to combine. If desired, garnish with mint sprigs and pomegranate seeds. Serve immediately.
From the Test Kitchen

Prepare syrup, chill, and remove mint as directed. Syrup may be stored for up to 48 hours after mint has been removed.

Nutrition Facts (Pomegranate Fizzes)
    Per serving:
  • 80 kcal cal.,
  • 42 mg sodium,
  • 20 g carb.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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