Fresh pomegranate juice turns into a simple spritzer. You can mix the juices up to a day ahead (store sealed in the refrigerator) but don’t add the sparkling water until just before serving.
- 1/3 cup pomegranate juice purchased or freshly squeezed- one
medium pomegranate (about 9 ounces) yields ½ cup juice
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup sparkling water
- Ice cubes
- In a large glass (pitcher for six servings), mix pomegranate
juice and remaining ingredients; add ice cubes (make ice cubes with
some whole pomegranate seeds in them for a festive touch).
- 3 Tbsp. vodka (optional, for adults only)
- Adapted from pomegranates.org
Nutrition facts: 70 calories, 18 grams carbohydrate, 0 grams
fat, cholesterol and fiber, 1 gram protein, 10 milligrams sodium,
40% DV vitamin C.
Christine M. Palumbo, RD, is a nutritionist living in Naperville.
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