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Pomegranate-Cranberry Cocktail (sans alcohol)

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Pomegranate-Cranberry Cocktail (sans alcohol)

After our very successful bake sale ( see post here ), I have been asked by many to post this drink on the blog.  This is my go to non-alcoholic beverage when entertaining for brunch and in the summer months, it hangs out in the fridge.

This is so refreshing and so light, that after the first drink you end up craving it.  One always has milk, orange juice, apple juice, and lemonade on the beverage shelf.  Why not this drink?  Most times I make this drink "virgin" yet I have been known to spruce it up with a little kettle one vodka or throw the whole concoction into a margarita!

This drink is good to go all year long!

Pomegranate-Cranberry Cocktail
yield: about a 1 1/2 quarts

1 1/2 cups simple syrup
1 1/4 cups "just" pomegranate juice (unsweetened)
1 cup "just" cranberry juice (unsweetened)
2 Tbls. fresh lime juice
1 25.3 oz bottle of pelligrino
1 lime, sliced
1 bunch of mint
ice cubes

to make the simple syrup, put 1 1/2 cup of sugar and the 1 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan.  bring mixture to a boil over medium heat.  once you start to see the bubbles, turn the heat down and simmer for about 10 minutes, making sure all the sugar is dissolved.  set aside and let cool.

• combine the pomegranate juice, the cranberry juice and the simple syrup in a large, glass pitcher.  let this sit for a few hours or overnight in the fridge.
• if serving a crowd, add the whole bottle of pelligrino to the juice mixture along with some ice cubes.  add the sliced lime and mint.  let people help themselves

I like to keep the mixture in the fridge.  when I feel like a little something sweet, I pour about 2/3 of the mixture into a tall glass and then fill the other 1/3 with the pelligrino.  Add some ice, a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.

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Blogger Kim said...

Wow! This drink looks and sounds great! I think it's the perfect summer drink, think I'm gonna try it today!

July 26, 2010 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Jess @ Sugar High said...

Sounds very refreshing :)


July 26, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Anonymous Katie@Cozydelicious said...

Yum! SO refreshing. I love the cute jars and old fashioned straws! Adorable!

July 26, 2010 at 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Lisa! said...

Thanks for posting this- it was so delicious at the bake sale. I'm totally stealing this recipe.

July 26, 2010 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Blogger wouldn't let me email you so I thought I would just leave this as a comment. I don't use a program to calculate my carbs/fiber etc. I just do it (very labouriously) by hand, by calculating all of the carbs of my ingredients. But a lot of the people on my diabetes forums use Calorie King. I don't know if it's a free service or not, but that's the one most people rely on.

I hope that helps. And good luck to your friend's daughter. There are a lot of amazing low carb recipes out there!

July 26, 2010 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger 50mm said...

best juice cocktail i ever had!!!

July 26, 2010 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

Perfect summer drink. So delicious. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

July 26, 2010 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Kimberley Hasselbrink said...

Yum, yum, yum! Sounds incredibly refreshing.

July 27, 2010 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger The Beans said...

I really want to try this! ^.^

-French Bean

July 27, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

A splash of vodka and YUM! Love it!


July 27, 2010 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Pretty pics :) I think you will like my blog too

August 1, 2010 at 7:53 AM  

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