Pomegranate, Lime and Mint Fizz
We got a Soda Stream last year for Christmas and it’s the best thing ever!
As we don’t drink alcohol anymore (too many health issues) and we are keeping our sugar intake low, sparkling mineral water with lots of ice and fresh lime makes us feel like we are having a bit of a special drink.
It’s also much more eco-friendly and economical to make your own mineral water at home, so there are wins all round.
I created this fizzy drink quite randomly – I had some pomegranate juice leftover from a recipe and I wondered what it would taste like mixed with some lime and mint. Ta da – it tastes delicious.
I love that it’s not sweet and sickly, but it is very refreshing and tangy. For those who want a bit of a kick, I reckon a dash of vodka would go more than alright.
I found an organic brand of pomegranate juice at Woolies – Nuris. It has not been reconstituted and it’s not too expensive. You could do fresh pommy juice too if you have a juicer.
This is what you do:
For each glass you are making add….
a generous portion of ice
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice (about half a small lime)
2 large mint leaves, finely shredded
4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) pomegranate juice
top up with sparkling mineral water (about 200mL)
If you want to be extra-fancy, you can muddle (bartender lingo for mashing with a wooden stick thingo) the lime wedge and mint in the bottom of the glass first.
You can also decorate with some lime wedges and mint sprigs. A reusable straw is also fun – my kids love using straws!
It’s such a festive drink and really quenches your thirst.
I hope you love it as much as we do!!
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