Pomegranate Fizzes

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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.

Pomegranate Fizzes
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
10

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves

  • 4 cup pomegranate juice or cranberry juice

  • ¼ 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.

Tips

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

80 Calories
20g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 80
% Daily Value *
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Vitamin C 11.8mg 59%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.7mg 4%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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