We had received our Pack of POM (100% Pomegranate Juice), in little snowmen like bottles about two months back. Most of them were gone in a couple of days, straight from the bottle chilled. I did manage to save one to make this drink. This antioxidants packed juice rocks! I did not even contemplate cooking with it, but the possibilities of making coolers/cocktails & mocktails are endless, & our heads are have been busy buzzing with ideas.
The temperature here is climbing till the 90s during the day time…Summer has definitely arrived in Texas. However it is still pretty & comfortable during the evenings & the morning hours.. the heat is yet to come. This happens to be THE DRINK for one of those hot summer afternoons, esp. if you happened to have been outside & desperately want a cooler when you walk inside the house. I have some fresh mint growing inside & outside. The rest of the ingredients are of everyday use.. except for the lovely things in the alcoholic version:-D
Ingredients: (makes 2 servings)
- 1.5 Cup Pomegranate Juice chilled (Or 1/2 Cup Cranberry Juice chilled + 1 Cup Pom Juice Chilled)
- A Fistful of Mint Leaves
- 1/2 Teaspoon Fresh Ginger Juice
- Sprite or any Lime Soda chilled
- Sugar or Honey to Taste
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Orange Blossom Water (Optional)
1 ounce of Vodka + 1/2 Ounce of Orange Liqueur
Muddle the mint leaves (with sugar or honey if you are using it).
Combine the pomegranate, cranberry juice, orange blossom water (if you are using it) & ginger juice with the mint leaves. Add Ice & Give it a good shake shake shake.
(for the alcoholic version, add the vodka & the liqueur along with the juice & other things)
Pour it in to individual glasses, half glass each. Fill it up with Sprite or any Lime Soda. Garnish with mint leaves.
This is a fantastic drink for outdoor/indoor parties. Prepare the drink & keep it ready chilled. Add the soda just before serving. Garnish with mint.