- 2 cups pomegranate juice
- 1 cup sparkling water or club soda
- 1/4 cup simple syrup (adjust to taste)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- Ice cubes
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish
- Pomegranate seeds for garnish (optional)
- Lime slices for garnish (optional)
1. Prepare Simple Syrup:
- In a small saucepan, combine equal parts water and sugar. Heat over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Allow the simple syrup to cool before using.
2. Mix Pomegranate Juice and Lime Juice:
- In a pitcher, combine pomegranate juice and fresh lime juice.
3. Add Simple Syrup:
- Pour the cooled simple syrup into the pitcher. Adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding more or less syrup.
- Place the pitcher in the refrigerator and let the mixture chill for at least 1-2 hours.
5. Assemble the Mocktail:
- Just before serving, add sparkling water or club soda to the chilled mixture. Stir gently to combine.
6. Prepare Glasses:
- Fill glasses with ice cubes.
7. Pour the Mocktail:
- Pour the sparkling pomegranate mixture over the ice in each glass.
- Garnish the mocktails with fresh mint leaves. Add a few pomegranate seeds and lime slices for extra flair.
- Serve the Sparkling Pomegranate Mocktails immediately while they are fizzy and refreshing.
- Enjoy this delightful non-alcoholic beverage!
Cooking Time: Approximately 10 minutes (including cooling time for the simple syrup).
Serving Size: This recipe makes 4 servings. Adjust quantities based on your preferences or the number of guests.