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FOOD FOR THE SOUL: Pomegranate Basil Lemonade Spritzer

November 30, 2015 by  
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Pomegranate Basil Lemonade Spritzer

Pomegranate Basil Lemonade Spritzer


This festive beverage is sure to be a crowd-pleaser when you gather with family and friends for the holiday season! Pomegranates are in season, and they are an excellent source of vitamins C and K. Drink up and enjoy!


  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 3/4 cup agave nectar
  • Zest or peel from one lemon
  • Sparkling water for mixing


    Pour the pomegranate juice into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight. Put the lemon juice and agave nectar in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer; cook, stirring, until agave is completely dissolved. Cool to room temperature.

    To serve, fill a tall rocks glass with 3 to 4 pomegranate ice cubes. Pour about 1/4 cup of the lemon syrup over the ice and top off with sparkling water. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Stir gently. Garnish each glass with a lemon wheel (or lemon zest) and chopped basil. Enjoy!

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