This recipe for Nonalcoholic Pomegranate Punch a sponsored conversation with Sprouts. All opinions are my own.
I am so excited to share this recipe for a family friendly, nonalcoholic Pomegranate Punch because not only is it super duper festive with its perfect shade of red, it is delicious and fun for everyone. From your grandma to the uncle who likes to drink too much to your family members who can’t/don’t drink alcohol, right on down to the kiddos…literally, everyone can enjoy!
I knew when I saw pomegranates on sale at Sprouts that I wanted to do something holiday related with them. And while you can certainly buy the pomegranate arils already deseeded from the fruit, you miss out on the freshness that comes from a freshly cut pomegranate. And as a bonus, you can use a couple of slices and a bowl of arils as serving tray decor!
* Because pomegranates are notoriously messy, to include as decor you’ll want to lightly rinse any juice away that may escape when cutting into the pomegranate and then pat dry.
- 1 medium-sized pomegranate
- 1/4 cup pomegranate juice (extracted from the pomegranate)
- 4 cups multi fruit cranberry juice (I used Langer’s Cranberry Plus)
- 1 1/2 cups lemonade
- 6 cups ginger ale
- garnishes: pomegranate seeds, lemon slices, lime slices
Prepare the pomegranate juice by first rolling the pomegranate to loosen the seeds.
Cut the pomegranate in half, and hold each half over a bowl, seeds facing down and push inward on the skin forcing the seeds into the bowl. Reserve several seeds for garnish; rinse and set aside.
Add 1 cup of the removed pomegranate seeds to the blender. Pulse a couple of times, just enough to juice.
Pour the juice through a fine mesh strainer and use the back of the spoon to gently press the seeds so that all of the juice is extracted. Set aside 1/4 cup.
Add the 1/4 cup of pomegranate juice, 4 cups of fruit juice, 1 1/2 cups lemonade and 6 cups of ginger ale to a large pitcher. Stir to combine.
Top with slices of lemons, limes and the reserved pomegranate seeds.
For an alcoholic version, use a bottle of prosecco instead of the ginger ale.
Did you know that the juice of a single pomegranate has more than 40 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin C? So rather than using pre-packaged pomegranate juice in this recipe, we are going to extract the juice ourselves. It helps to not feel as guilty about the added sugar in the fruit juice and ginger ale.
The punch is fruity, sparkly, and a beautiful addition to your holiday table that can be whipped together in less than 5 minutes.
Do you have a holiday punch that your family enjoys? I love having a really pretty punch that makes the kiddos they’re having something special along with the adults.