By Ina Garten
It should be easy to make a good non-alcoholic cocktail but it’s actually not. Without alcohol, a cocktail needs the tart bite of citrus or it feels like you’re just drinking fruit punch. Blending pomegranate juice with freshly squeezed lime and serving it in a martini glass really delivers that sophisticated cocktail experience, even though it is zero-proof.
- 2 cups chilled sparkling water, such as Pellegrino
- 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice, such as Pom Wonderful
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
- Fresh pomegranate seeds and lime slices, for serving
MAKES 4 DRINKS
Place four martini glasses in the freezer to chill for at least 30 minutes.
Pour the sparkling water, pomegranate juice, and lime juice into a large pitcher. Add some ice and stir for 30 seconds to chill the drink. Strain the mixture into the prepared martini glasses, add a few pomegranate seeds and a slice of lime to each glass and serve ice cold.
If you want to make a larger batch for a crowd, combine the sparkling water, pomegranate juice, and lime juice in a large pitcher and serve in highball glasses filled with ice. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and a slice of lime.
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