Simple Pomegranate Spritzer Recipe

| November 24, 2009 | 3 Comments

pomspritzYesterday, we were just sitting down to breakfast when Paige said, “Mommy, water please?” (She’s two, so that’s a pretty darn good sentence!) Will echoed the request. Shawn laughed a little and said, “Kids who like water, well done, honey!” And really, they do love water. Paige will choose that above just about any other drink.

They are a lot different than I was. Growing up, I drank way too much soda. Seriously. We won’t get into quantities, but it was a lot. Too much. (Hey, it was the 80s, and many parents just didn’t know better. My kindergarten best friend brought soda in her thermos to school once. It exploded all over out desks … true story.)

My kids? Aside from Will having a sip maybe once (he wasn’t a fan), they don’t drink soda and haven’t really had it. And they aren’t interested in it either. I am so glad for that. I really don’t want soda to be their go-to drink like it was for me.

That said, on holidays, things are a little more lax. And considering that half of our Thanksgiving guests are of the under-18 variety, I like to have something a little special for them to drink. This spritzer fits that bill.

Since you are cutting tart pomegranate juice (I like the POM brand) with sweet ginger ale, it ends up with a nice not-too-sweet, just a little bite, flavor. And with the bubbles in a stemmed glass, it feels special too.

Will my kids drink this? Will might. Paige probably won’t. But if she does, that’s okay too. After all, it’s Thanksgiving – A special day.

Simple Pomegranate Spritzer
makes 1 drink

ice
1/4 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup ginger ale

Add several cubes of ice to a stemmed glass. Pour the pomegranate juice in. Then, add the ginger ale (yes, the order in which you make this totally matters).  Do not stir. Serve immediately.

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  1. Ellen says:

    I was just thinking about trying to come up with something special for the under 21 (I’m in the US!) group here. We often mix up a punch of orange sherbet, 7-up or Sprite, and cranberry juice. Has the same focal points as your spritzer here: a bit of tartness softened by sweetness with bubbles. ;) And it’s fun to watch the sherbet melt in the punch bowl as the day passes.

  2. Velva says:

    This looks like a simple way to enjoy a non-soda drink without feeling deprived. Also, a nice addition to the dinner table. Thanks for sharing.

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