I’ve been itching to up my game on holiday drinks around here. I’m primarily a water drinker but have come to LOVE kombucha over the last year (unfamiliar? It’s pretty amazing stuff! We were buying the GT’s Kombucha but it got so expensive the hubs started making it himself! Maybe I’ll do a series on how to make it?). I always like to say ‘kombucha is my soda’. I used to LOVE soda.. well, let’s be real, I’m sure if I had a sip – I’d STILL love soda. After I met Steve and realized how bad it was for me I gave it up. Not even really intentionally it just sort of happened.
Pepsi was my jam. Like for realz. Oohhh a 44 ounce fountain over pebble ice was the BEST. The burn. Ahh, I’m bringing back memories of a much different life. If only I realized the sugar. The calories. The bad side effects soda can have. Flash forward and I’ve had a change of heart. I don’t even crave it. What I long for are the bubbles… so when I decided to make a healthy version of a fun holiday drink I couldn’t have been more excited! Um seriously – I had one sip of this and about died! SO FREAKING GOOD!!!! Boil down juice into a simple syrup and add to sparkling water? GENIUS! Pure genius I tell you. You better believe this is the first of many fun drinks that are perfect for the whole family and not a single bad ingredient. You’re welcome!
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Apple Pomegranate Soda
Tis the season for 'fru fru' drinks! This non-alcoholic Apple Pomegranate Soda 'spritzer' is perfect for the entire family. Pairs perfectly with your holiday appetizers!
- 1 c. apple juice
- 1 c. pomegranate juice
- 1 c. water
- 1/4 c. honey
- 32 oz. sparkling water
In a medium-sized saucepan bring apple juice, pomegranate juice, water and honey to a boil.
Simmer on medium-high heat, reducing to 3/4 cup, (approx. 1 hour). Let cool.
Stir 3 tablespoons syrup into 8 ounces of sparkling water, stirring until combined. Serve over ice.
Adapted from Food Network