Give the non-alcohol drinkers a special holiday drink, too. A sprinkle of cayenne gives this pomegranate mocktail a little kick and club soda gives it holiday sparkle.

Maggie Hoffman



  • In a 1-quart saucepan combine raspberry jam and 1 cup water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high, stirring to dissolve jam completely. Remove from heat. Fully submerge chai and English breakfast tea bags. Let steep 40 minutes; discard bags. Chill, covered, up to 24 hours.

  • In a 2-quart pitcher combine four orange slices and tea mixture. Using a wooden spoon, gently press orange slices about 10 times to release juices and bruise peel. (Don't pulverize.) Stir in pomegranate, grapefruit, orange, and lemon juices and cayenne. Gently stir in lemon slices and remaining orange slices. Chill, covered, up to 2 hours.

  • To serve: Stir mixture well. Add club soda. Stir. Pour into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and orange slices. Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts

96 calories, (0 g saturated fat, 0 g polyunsaturated fat, 0 g monounsaturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 14 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 19 g sugar, 1 g protein.