Monday, June 23, 2008

Pomegranate Mint Spritzer

This is so easy and so refreshing. Get the best ingredients you can find because the quality of the fruit juice, water and herbs will shine through. Keep the ingredients on hand and chilled in the refrigerator and you can make as much or as little as you like: by the glass or by the gallon any time!

Pomegranate Mint Spritzer
Pomegranate Juice
Sparkling Water (Spring, Seltzer, whatever floats your boat)
Fresh Mint sprigs
Light Agave Nectar (or honey) -- optional
Lime, thinly sliced into rounds for garnish

In a pitcher with at least 1 cup of ice cubes (not crushed) combine equal parts of sparkling water and pomegranate juice. Bruise a few sprigs of mint (save a couple for garnish) to release the volatile oils and add them to the pitcher. Pour over individual glasses with ice, and garnish with mint leaves and lime. If you like a sweeter drink, stir in agave nectar to sweeten the spritzer to your liking. Enjoy!

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