Pomegranate Lemonade

pomegranate lemonade

My pomegranate lemonade is the perfect drink to have on a hot, summer day. Well, here in the Pacific Northwest it feels like summer has already come and gone. And even though the sunshine has left me, that sure as hell won’t stop me from enjoying my ICE COLD pomegranate lemonade with a side of EXTRA ice. Word.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of fresh lemonade(about 6-7 lemons)
3 cups of cold water
2 cups(16 ounces) of pomegranate juice

For the simple syrup:

2 cups of sugar
2 cups of water
1/4 tsp of salt

Make your simple syrup by placing your sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring it to a quick rolling boil(or until sugar dissolves). Turn off the heat, add in your salt, and remove from heat and allow it to cool slightly.

Using a juicer, extract your lemon juice from your lemons. Set aside.

Into a glass pitcher, add in your fresh lemonade along with your pomegranate juice and cold water. Add in a little more than HALF of the sugar syrup first and then stir. Taste check. If it’s still too tart for you, add in more of your sugar syrup. Add ice and lemon wedges and serve immediately.

NOTES: This drink is to taste. Feel free to add more cold water or more/less lemonade. To make it a watermelon and pomegranate lemonade, add watermelon into a blender to make “watermelon ice cubes”, freeze in ice tray, and then add ice cubes into your glass pitcher.

Watch the tutorial here.