I absolutely love lemonade. Whenever I am out at a restaurant lemonade is my usual drink order. It must be the combination of it being sweet and tangy that get my tastebuds singing happily. Like anyone will tell you fresh is always best. Thats a good thing as lemonade is so easy to make lemons, a simple syrup (we use equal parts water to sugar) and then add water to you liking of sweetness. The hardest part is being patient while you are juicing your lemons; as they don’t produce a lot of juice you do end up going through a lot of them, but it is worth it.
With this version of lemonade we decided to give it a little oomph. There are a lot of recipes online that combine lemons with other fruits, we decided on adding pomegranate. Instead of juice we added a sparkling pomegranate soda water, this added a delicious fizzy pop to our lemonade. Hope you enjoy this recipe.
Here’s a quick How to… Video to following along with!
- 1½ cups of freshly juiced lemons (about 6-8 lemons)
- 4 cups of water divided
- 1 cup of sugar
- 3 cups of sparkling pomegranate soda
- 1 pomegranate for garnish
- First make the simple syrup by dissolving on medium heat 1 cup of sugar into 1 cup of water. After it has dissolved take of heat and pour into a jar to let cool.
- While the simple syrup is cooling, juice your lemons to get 1½ cups of juice, you might need more or less lemons depending on how juicy they are. A trick we like to use if you are juicing by hand is to roll the lemon on a table to release some of the juices before you cut into it.
- Combine the cooled syrup with the lemon juice in a large pitcher.
- Add the remaining 3 cups of water to the lemon syrup.
- Add the 3 cups of sparkling pomegranate soda. Stir together
- Taste! if it is too sweet keep adding small amounts of water to your desired sweetness.
- Add some pomegranate seeds slices of lemons for garnish