Sparkling pomegranate Aperitif alcohol and sugar free

Sparkling pomegranate Aperitif alcohol and sugar free

By 18/11/2015

If you are hosting a party at this time of year you can greet your guests with a delicious seasonal pomegranate Aperitif.

Usually I like my Aperitives to have a little alcohol in them, at least for special occasions but I must say this one is so good and so refreshing that an addition of alcohol would simply take away the fantastic flavour of freshly squeezed pomegranate. Mint also adds a vibrant touch to this drink.

We all know that pomegranates are rich in antioxidants, they help in fighting free radicals and in preventing cancer. Pomegranate also helps the liver, reduces cholesterol and lowers blood pressure...the list is endless!
I have not added any sugar as I found it to be naturally sweet but if you prefer it a little sweeter you can add some brown sugar too and mix well.

 

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes

Instructions

With a knife make an incision on the pomegranates skin and then open the fruits in half.

pomegranates

With the help of a spoon or a fork remove the seeds and put them in a bowl. Make sure you remove the white skin because its taste is rather bitter.

pomegranate seeds

Set aside some for the final decoration.

Use a juicer to extract the juice or if you don't have one you can use a potato ricer. If using this method squeeze only a few seeds at a time otherwise you won't be able to squeeze all the lovely juice out.

Using a mesh strainer, strain the juice and pour it onto two glasses. Add sparkling water, a few ice cubes, mint leaves, orange slices and a few pomegranate seeds.

Enjoy!

pomegranate aperitif

More pomegranate recipes? Check out my Vanilla Panna wth pomegranate sauce  and how to make pomegranate sauce for fish or meat.

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6 Responses to Sparkling pomegranate Aperitif alcohol and sugar free

  1. La cucina di Molly

    Delizioso questo aperitivo,complimenti, è salutare e gustoso, adoro il melograno e poi è un bella idea da preparare a Natale! Un abbraccio!

    • Alida

      Grazie cara!

  2. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    It is 1pm here on Long Island and I have been so busy. I am also so thirsty and when I saw your post I wanted to reach through the screen and take a gulp of this drink. How fantastic! I love pomegranates, which I think you know…This is so delicious looking and so easy. A perfect drink for the holidays coming up…but who need the holidays…I would have one right now…Thank you for sharing…Have a great Thursday!
    Ciao! Dottie x 🙂

    • Alida

      Oh yes I have seen some fantastic pomegranates recipes recently on your site. Easy to prepare and delicious!

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