Pomegranate Mocktail

by | Mar 29, 2024

Looking for a vibrant and refreshing non-alcoholic drink? Try this Pomegranate Mocktail that combines the tangy sweetness of pomegranate and orange juices with fizzy sparkling water.  Plus, this recipe can be personalized with your choice of sugar, sparkling water, and fresh herbs. 

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Why you’ll love it

This Pomegranate Mocktail is super refreshing with every sip. Here’s why it will become your new favorite mocktail:

  • Flavorful: Tangy pomegranate juice + sweet orange juice is a match made in heaven, Think: mimosa vibes.
  • Healthy: Pomegranates are known for their health benefits, packed with antioxidants and vitamins. This mocktail offers a tasty way to enjoy these benefits.
  • Customizable: Whether you’re a fan of rosemary, mint, thyme, or basil, you can choose  your favorite herbs to create a mocktail that’s uniquely yours.
  • Easy to Make: With just a few easy steps, this mocktail will be ready to enjoy in no time.
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Is it healthy?

Absolutely!  Pomegranate juice is known for its rich antioxidant content, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which may help support overall well-being. It’s paired with orange juice which is packed with vitamin C to support the immune system.

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Orange slice: Adds a citrusy aroma and flavor, and acts as  a colorful  garnish.
  • Sugar of your choice: Customize the sweetness to your liking, with options ranging from classic white sugar to coconut sugar or even a sugar-free alternative.
  • Sparkling water: There are tons of bubbly waters out there–feel free to use your favorite one.
  • Orange juice: You can squeeze fresh orange juice or save time and buy ready-to-go orange juice.
  • Pomegranate juice: The star of the recipe, offering a tart yet sweet flavor
  • Fresh herbs: Choose from rosemary, thyme, mint, or basil to add an aromatic element to the mocktail.
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How to make it

Prep the glass

Line the rim of your cocktail glass with an orange slice, then dip in sugar to coat the rim beautifully.

Combine everything

Add ice to the glass, then pour over the sparkling water, orange juice, and pomegranate juice. Stir gently to combine.

Garnish and enjoy

Add a sprig of your chosen herb and an orange slice for garnish. 

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Recipe tips and tricks

  • Serving Tips: This mocktail pairs wonderfully with light appetizers or brunch.
  • Troubleshooting Tips: If you find your mocktail too tart , feel free to add in a spoonful of sugar or honey for added sweetness.
  • Scaling Tips: To make more than one mocktail, repeat the instructions as many times as you need. 
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Customize it your way

Like all of my other recipes, this Pomegranate Mocktail is completely customizable. You get to choose which sugar, sparkling water, and herbs you want to use. Here are some ideas:

  • Sugar of your choice: White sugar or brown sugar work great. For a sugar-free version, try a stevia-based sweetener or  monk fruit.
  • Herbs of your choice: Rosemary, thyme, mint, or basil. 
  • Sparkling water of your choice: La Croix, Bubly, Spindrift, Waterloo, etc.
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Can I make it ahead of time?

It’s best to make this drink fresh so it maintains its fizziness. 

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Pomegranate Mocktail

Mackenzie Burgess, RDN
A refreshing non-alcoholic Pomegranate Mocktail recipe. Customize with your choice of sugar, sparkling water, and fresh herbs.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 orange slice, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon sugar of your choice (white sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, sugar-free alternative)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup sparkling water of your choice (Use your favorite store bought flavor or try other brand names like La Croix, Bubly, Spindrift, Waterloo, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • Fresh herbs of your choice (rosemary, thyme, mint, or basil)

Instructions
 

  • Line rim of cocktail glass with orange slice then dip in sugar to coat rim.
  • Add ice then pour over sparkling water, orange juice, pomegranate juice and stir.
  • Garnish with herbs of your choice and orange slice.

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Nutrition

Calories: 100kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 1gFiber: 0.5gSugar: 21g
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