Sparkling Pomegranate Lemonade from “Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce”

by Cathy Thomas

Pomegranate juice makes this a beautiful-to-look-at and delicious addition to lemonade. You can also add a splash of vodka to the mixture for a refreshing cocktail.

1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
1 cup pomegranate juice
8 thin lemon slices
1 quart sparkling water
Optional garnish 8 small sprigs of fresh mint

Prepare simple syrup. In medium saucepan, combine water and sugar. Dissolve sugar over medium heat. set aside to cool.

In large pitcher, combine cooled syrup, lemon juice and pomegranate juice; stir to combine. Add sparkling water and stir.

Fill 8 tall glasses with ice. Pour lemonade mixture into glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and lemon slices. Serve immediately.