I was going to make these for a certain celebration for a certain NCAA team who got knocked off last week. Sigh.

We fought hard, KU Jayhawks. But, wow VCU really did a great job last weekend.

So, instead these have become my amazing pick-me-up drink of choice for my tournament and lingering winter blues.

I actually made 2 versions of this drink. One with the juicy lemon-lime flavor that is so very yummy and featured below and a second, great for a tummy ache version, with some ginger green tea I had lying around.

I have always been obsessed with the Izzy juice drinks that are out and the nice sour and sweet flavors of the pomegranate with citrus and a little seltzer water makes these one of my new favorites.

I think they would be super cute served in martini glasses with sugar on the rims for a party (you could probably add a splash of vodka to make this a fun adult beverage too). I also thought this would be cool served with curly straws for a kid’s birthday party or in wine glasses for a sit down dinner party…so many possibilities!

Pomegranate Citrus Spritzers

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, + lemon for garnish
  • 1 lime (+ 1 lime for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • seltzer water, for mixing

Method:

  1. Freeze pomegranate juice in ice tray over night.
  2. In a small sauce pan combine lemon juice and sugar and simmer until sugar is completely dissolved. Stirring frequently. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  3. For serving, dip each glass rim into water and then sugar, if doing sugar rims. Then, fill glass with 3-4 pomegranate cubes and pour 1/4 cup lemon mixture over cubes and top off each glass with some seltzer. Squeeze a few drops of lime juice in and stir gently. Garnish with lemon and lime wheels.

Source: from Food Network’s recipe for Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzers

5 Responses to “Pomegranate Citrus Spritzers”

  1. Joanne says:

    My roommates and I are obsessed with mixing pomegranate juice and seltzer, but we’ve never added in the citrus twist. Definitely going to try it out!

  2. I love those Izzy drinks! So glad I stumbled upon this so I can try this recipe pronto! (Okay, I’m going to try the ginger version tea because I’m slightly addicted to ginger as well).

  3. Laura says:

    This sounds absolutely refreshing and delicious! I love the flavor of pomegranates but sometimes the juice by itself is just too strong for me. The touch of citrus sounds like just the thing to cut through that intense flavor… I’ll have to make this soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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