Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzers

Ok, Spring! Can I have a word with you? Can you just get yourself together and get here already?!?! I am going stir crazy. Any time I see the sun, I go running outside like a moth to a flame. I think it is going to be warm, because it looks so nice, but oh! Wait! It is Chicago and it is a whopping forty degrees. So I am forced to retreat back to the house and stare longingly at the beautiful sunshine like a sad puppy.

That’s right, me and Weezer sit at the back door and both stare out like a bunch of creepy hermit-shut-ins. Are you happy, Spring?

Do you know, the other day, I actually thought about doing a heavy-duty spring cleaning? I thought, well, maybe if I just get down and dirty and wash my floors and walls spring will feel welcomed and just show up. Then, I could turn the heat off and throw open the doors and windows and welcome you with open arms and a spritzer!

Please come quickly, Spring. Otherwise, I am going to have to continue to drink springy drinks until you show up. Eventually I am going to have to add some vodka or gin to this drink. Then by the time you do get around to showing up, I won’t even notice you. I might even be over you and ready for Summer!

Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzers

Course Beverage/Non-Alcoholic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Sarcastic Cooking

Ingredients

  • For the Pomegranate Simple Syrup:
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Pomegranate Juice
  • ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Pomegranate Seeds plus more for garnish
  • For the Lemonade Spritzer:
  • 3 Cups Sparkling Water
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Ice
  • Lemon Slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the water, pomegranate juice, and sugar over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and starts to simmer. Stir occasionally. Turn the heat off and add in the pomegranate seeds. Let the syrup cool for at least five minutes before adding it into the cocktails.
  2. You can serve this two ways. The first way is to pour the syrup into the bottom of a pitcher. Pour the sparkling water and lemon in and then stir. Add ice. Pour into individual glasses and garnish with more ice, lemon slices, and a few pomegranate seeds.
  3. The second way you can serve this, which is pictured, is to add a tablespoon or two to each individual glass. Mix the lemon juice and sparkling water together in a pitcher. Pour the lemon water over the syrup, add ice, lemon slices, and a few pomegranate seeds to each glass and then serve. The pomegranate syrup will stay on the bottom of the glass until mixed in.

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  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
    April 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Oh yum, how refreshing and perfect for spring!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    March 20, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Sing it, sister! I am so tired of this cold, drab weather. I’m ready to ride my bike. This lemonade looks wonderful, and so refreshing. It would be a perfect beverage for patio/deck sittin’. Yum!

  • DessertForTwo
    March 17, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Ahhhhh best drink ever! I love sparkles and I love pom!

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  • Wendy
    March 16, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    If we can’t have Spring outside, we might as well drink it inside! I do the “I see sunshine therefore it must be warm out” thing all the time. My son is at school in Chicago ,so I am aware that though last year on St. Pat’s Day it was an amazing 70 degrees, midwestern weather isn’t as cooperative this year! Maybe all of our collective wishing will help. Until then,Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzers. 🙂

  • Phoebe
    March 16, 2013 at 10:54 am

    This looks so easy and delish – hooray for spritzing out for spring!!

  • Julia
    March 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I would love one of these drinks right now with a little touch of vodka since it is Friday and all. I am beyond ready for Spring! Have a good weekend.

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    March 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    You’re tellin’ me! We just got a dump of about two feet of snow over the past day and a half. I’m SO done with winter. This spritzer looks amazing – just tell me how to incorporate alcohol and I will be ready to drink about 10 of them come 5pm today. TGIF!

  • Anita at Hungry Couple
    March 15, 2013 at 7:43 am

    I’ll sign that spring petition, too. Yesterday looked so likely until I went out with the dog and got whipped in the face with bitter cold wind. 🙁 Did you accidentally leave the vodka out of this refreshing looking drink? 😉

  • Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out
    March 15, 2013 at 12:47 am

    So with you on that.

    PS, ran into Target today and with all of the Easter things they had some cute polka dotted paper straws in fun colors. Go go go!

    • Stefanie
      March 15, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      You evil woman, you know I am not allowed to shop in Target unsupervised!

      • Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out
        March 15, 2013 at 10:39 pm

        I think you totally need deodorant and toilet paper and a whole bunch of things it would be financial irresponsible to buy at Dominick’s because they’d be more expensive. 😉 And the straws are only like…$2 or $3, and you could totally tell Mike they’d be a tax write-off.

  • Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)
    March 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I’m sitting here in western Massachusetts with its bipolar weather and really trying to will Spring into coming early. I’m sick of being cold!

    • Stefanie
      March 14, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      Oh my gosh, me too!

  • Valerie (Pieceful Wedding)
    March 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    These look so amazing…and I’m loving the yellow and white stripe straw! 🙂

  • Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats
    March 14, 2013 at 10:50 am

    These sound so delicious and refreshing!!

    • Stefanie
      March 14, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks Alaina. They are also good with a slpash of vodka/gin…. in case you were looking to make this adultified!