The holidays are upon us and you are cooking up a storm. But don’t forget to keep the drinks flowing! That where these Pomegranate mocktails come in! It’s a fun twist on the classic mojito cocktail. They are easy, fun, delicious and the you can easily make a larger batch for a crowd.
I’m a huge fan of these pomegranate mocktails for a few reasons:
Festive: the beautiful red of the pomegranate makes this the perfect holiday drink. It’s beautiful enough to impress the whole fam. But also so easy and fun.
Healthier: normally the classic mojito cocktail is made with lime juice, sugar, white rum, mint leaves and soda water. But my version removes the rum, sugar and soda water. Instead, we use monk-fruit simple syrup to add more sweetness and lime sparkling water to top off the mocktail. Then to pump up the nutrients, we add antioxidant rich pomegranate juice which is also a natural anti-inflammatory. Which makes this mocktail the perfect finisher for all of the otherwise heavier holiday meals.
Non-alcoholic: this is obvious, but because we aren’t adding alcohol, the whole family can enjoy this one. Whenever you are planning a party or a big dinner, you want to make sure you always have a non-alcoholic drink option. This is one that is delicious, but also easily customizable. Those who don’t want alcohol can enjoy the mocktail as is. And those want some alcohol can easily add a splash to their drink.
HOW TO MAKE POMEGRANATE MOCKTAILS FOR A CROWD:
The recipe below is set to make one drink. But, you can easily increase the serving size on the recipe card to make a larger batch for a crowd.
First, you want to add the pomegranate juice, lime juice and simple syrup to a large pitcher. Put the mint leaves in the palm of one hand, then clap using the other hand to release the oils. Add the mint leaves to the pitcher and gently stir to release more of the mint flavor into the liquids.
Now chill the mixture until you’re ready to serve. If you are prepping this more than an hour or two ahead of time, leave the mint leaves out until you are ready to serve!
When you are ready to serve, add ice to the pitcher and top it off with the sparkling water. Now pour into individual glasses and enjoy.
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