Pomegranate Lemonade

Pomegranate Lemonade

It’s pomegranate season (one of my many favorite fall fruits). I never used to know what to do with more than just one pomegranate, but now I’m in love with freezing them to put on top of my yogurt….which also means I have plenty on hand to juice or garnish my pomegranate lemonade!

Pomegranate Lemonade

We’re used to thinking of lemonade as a summer drink, but lemons are a late fall and winter fruit (I can tell you that my lemons are just starting to turn yellow on my dwarf tree outside). While we can preserve lemons with proper storage and we can certainly freeze juice and zest, why now go to town with them fresh right now!

pomegranates in wire basket - - natural fall decor idea

Everything to know about Pomegranates

Can you eat pomegranate seeds?

Yep! The seeds have good fiber and the juice is full of vitamin E (antioxidant), vitamin K, and magnesium.

What are Pomegranate seeds called?

Pomegranate seeds are called arils.

How to remove seeds from pomegranate?

The easiest way is the cut the pomegranate in half. Then submerge the half in a bowl of water. Use fingers to gently pull the skin and white parts away from seeds. White parts, once detached from seeds, will float to the top. Remove. Strain pomegranate seeds to enjoy!

Can you freeze pomegranate seeds?

Yes! Once your seeds are separated from skin/white part, rinse and dry. I like to lay them out on a sheet pan to freeze for an hour or so. Then place into sealed container to store.

Pomegranate Juice

You can buy pomegranate juice or you can juice pomegranates yourself. Since I don’t have many pomegranates (beyond what I want to freeze), I like to buy the juice.

For this recipe, you’ll just want to double check the ingredient list, making sure to avoid any other added flavors or sugars!

Pomegranate Lemonade

Pomegranate Cocktails

Pomegranates are a delicious cocktail ingredient! The sweet, tartness pairs well with a number of spirits! Even this pomegranate lemonade is an easy base for a cocktail. Easily add gin, tequila, or vodka. Then you have a drink for EVERYONE!

Other pomegranate cocktails to enjoy include this Lambrusco Sangria – a delicious winter sangria full of flavor and sparkle! This pomegranate martini features vodka and Grand Marnier – YUMMY! And then don’t miss out on this pomegranate mule – a seasonal twist on a year round favorite!

Pomegranate Lemonade
Pomegranate Lemonade
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Pomegranate Lemonade

A fall and winter lemonade for everybody. Pomegranate juice adds a tart and delicious flavor to classic lemonade. Sweetened to taste and easily made into an adult beverage. Make one or make a pitcher for a party!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drink, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: drinks, fall
Servings: 6
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Luci Petlack

Ingredients

  • 3 cups pomegranate juice chilled
  • 1 ½ cups water chilled
  • ¾ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ to ½ cup simple syrup
  • ½ cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 large lemon thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Stir together the pomegranate juice, water, lemon juice, and ¼ cup of simple syrup in a pitcher. Taste and add more simple syrup, if desired.
  • Reserve ¼ cup of the arils and 6 lemon slices for garnish. Add the remaining arils and lemons slices to the pitcher.
  • Serve over ice and garnish each glass with arils and lemon slices

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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