Pomegranate Cherry Soda


pomegranate

Since I got this fun new seltzer toy, I’ve been wishing for a pomegranate fizzy drink. I love pomegranates, but I don’t have all day to spend individually prying out every last seed. But I found a cool trick online that spared me the torture. It took me all of 3 minutes to empty every last seed into a bowl.

POMEGRANATE SODA

  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1 packet stevia
  • seltzer maker (or bottled seltzer)
  • 8 cherries (halved)

Cut around the pomegranate equator, just through the skin.  Work around the edges to pry it apart.

cut around skin

 

pomegranate halves

Using a wooden spoon, whack the outside of each half until the seeds all fall out into the bowl.

whack halves with spoon

empty half pomegranate

Juice the seeds through a strainer.

strainer of seeds

I ended up with about ½ cup of pomegranate juice. Stir in the stevia packet, which is the equivalent of 2 tsp sugar.

pomegranate juice

Pour the juice into the seltzer maker, add cherries, and fill the rest with water. Charge with CO2. If you do not have a seltzer maker, just mix the juice with store bought seltzer water.

seltzer maker

Btw, if anyone knows a good place to get inexpensive CO2 chargers, let me know!

pomegranate soda

I like the mix of cherry & pomegranate, it tastes like a lightly sweetened soda.

pomegranate soda closeup

 

 

Pomegranate Cherry Soda
 
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Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
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A sparkly mix of cherry and pomegranate, this lightly-sweetened, fizzy drink is perfect for warm summer weather.
Ingredients
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1 packet stevia
  • seltzer maker
  • 8 cherries (halvedl)
Instructions
  1. Cut around the pomegranate equator, just through the skin. Work around the edges to pry it apart. Using a wooden spoon, whack the outside of each half until the seeds all fall out into the bowl.
  2. Juice the seeds through a strainer. I ended up with about ½ cup of pomegranate juice. Stir in the stevia packet, which is the equivalent of 2 tsp sugar.
  3. Pour the juice into the seltzer maker, add cherries, and fill the rest with water. Charge with CO2. If you do not have a seltzer maker, just mix the juice with store bought seltzer water.
  4. Refrigerate 30 minutes and serve cold.

 

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