Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzer

Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzer - an easy and refreshing seasonal drink!

We have a pomegranate tree in our yard but this year it only produced one pomegranate. Sad, I know.  Our lemon tree, on the other hand, has produced hundreds of lemons. It is amazing how such a small tree can produce so much fruit. We usually just leave them on the tree until we are ready to use them because they stay ripe for quite some time. But with the bitter cold weather these past few days, we thought it was better to pick them then to risk losing all of them due to the cold. Now, I currently have more than one hundred lemons sitting in cloth bags in my dining room waiting to be used. Anyone need any lemons?

So what do you do with so many lemons you ask? You make lemonade, lemon sorbet, lemon bars, lemon pancakes, lemon loaf cake, lemon pepper chicken, and anything else you can possibly think of that uses lemons. I also use it to clean since it smells so fresh. And rather than making just a typical batch of lemonade for the third time this month, I decided to make this pomegranate lemonade spritzer.

Despite the minimal production from our pomegranate tree, the fruit is always easy to find at the store this time of the year. And pomegranate juice can be found year round. So why not make a batch of lemonade, add a little pomegranate juice and some sparkling water to create a fun and refreshing drink. Garnish with a few pomegranate seeds for a juicy and crunchy treat.

What is your favorite way to enjoy pomegranate?

Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzer - an easy and refreshing seasonal drink! Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzer - an easy and refreshing seasonal drink! Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzer - an easy and refreshing seasonal drink!

Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzer

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 1/2 cups sparkling water
  • pomegranate seeds, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 cup water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large pitcher, combine cooled sugar water, lemon juice, pomegranate juice and remaining 3 cups of water. Stir to combine. Just prior to serving add sparking water.
  3. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and lemon slices, as desired. Keep chilled or serve with ice.

Notes

You can substitute store bought lemonade for the water, sugar and lemon juice. But I highly recommend making your own lemonade. It will result in a more fresh and flavorful drink.

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38 Responses to Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzer

  1. What a beautiful drink! I would love to have a lemon tree! When I was a child, my grandparents had a pomegranate tree and I can remember my grandmother getting so upset with us when we’d get our clothes all stained red.

  2. marcie says:

    I’m so into pomegranate right now, and this drink looks vibrant and refreshing — I love the color, too!

  3. I love this drink. It’s so beautiful and looks so refreshing. Despite being cold up here, I can gulp down a few glasses now! Love the photos too- simply gorgeous.

  4. I honestly had never had anything pomegranate flavored until a few weeks ago and now I love it! It just gives everything a pretty color. These spritzers look so refreshing! Love your photos too. :)

  5. Kelly says:

    What a gorgeous drink! Looks so refreshing and I love the pretty color! That bowl of pomegranate seeds looks so good! It would be awesome if I lived closer so I could have some of your lemons from your lemon tree hehe :)

  6. My affinity for pomegranates is so beyond satisfied with this drink! It looks delicious and puts my in the mindset of summer. Definitely pinning!

  7. Ashley says:

    Okay first, holy moly that is a lot of lemons!! haha Second, I love this drink – it sounds so refreshing and a nice change from my usual water! And lastly! I love the background in these photos – it’s gorgeous!

  8. I’ll take some lemons please! I cannot get enough lemons, I love them in my water and squeezed on top of roasted vegetables. It seems like I’m buying a bag every time I go to the store. I’ll have to use them to make this pomegranate lemonade spritzer next time! My sister has pomegranate trees too, but this year she has so many we don’t know what to do with them! Trade you a bag of lemons for a bag of pomegranates? Ha!

    • Ashley says:

      Oh yes, on top of roasted veggies is delicious! And I would totally trade you a bag of lemons for some beautiful pomegranates. Wish we lived closer :)

  9. I love that you have a pomegranate tree AND a lemon tree in your yard!!! I feel like I’m constantly buying lemons, they always seems to disappear so fast. Awesome drink, Ashley!

  10. I think this is my favorite way to use up pomegranates now. Darn, it looks amazing! And the color is beautiful! I love lemonade, but this drink just takes the new thing to a whole new level ;–)

  11. Oooohh maann this looks SO good. I’d take as many lemons as you’d give me :) .
    I’ve only ever eaten pomegranates raw or chocolate covered. Never even tried pomegranate juice!

  12. Joanne says:

    A lemon tree AND a pom tree?! Totally filled with jealousy at the moment. This spritzer is a beauty!!

  13. Tonia says:

    Gorgeous! I don’t have a single fruit bearing tree but I do want that spritzer. Another idea for your lemons: blend together cubed watermelon, lemonade and ice. My daughter made this for us yesterday and it tasted like summer!

  14. I need more pretty spritzers in my life and this one is gorgeous and so full of yummy flavor!

  15. You know, pomegranate is such an exotic fruit around here…I’ve never used it in my kitchen. But one day, I will…I might even do the spritzer, because it looks fantastic! :) ela

  16. Oh fun are you! Pomegranate tree and a lemon tree! Kinda jealous on the lemon tree front. We only had 2 lemons all year, oh and did I mention this is the 3rd year we’ve had the tree. #notagreenthumb

    This drink looks so refreshing and light, can’t wait to try it Ashley! Great pics too! :) Pinning!

    • Ashley says:

      My husband is definitely the one with the green thumb. I probably wouldn’t own a single plant if it wasn’t for him. But I love being able to pick my own fruit. Thanks for pinning!

  17. This sounds so fresh, delicious, and refreshing! I would love to have lemon and pomegranate trees in my yard, but in the Midwest, I can only dream. This looks so good. I will get to the store and try it as soon as possible. I can still buy pomegranate and lemons, but it would be much better fresh!

  18. WOW this looks so refreshing! As for those lemons…you could send some to me…my Minnesota lemon tree isn’t producing so well this year :) Haha!

  19. Thanks for linking up this tasty beverage Ashley to MM tonight – pinned!!

  20. Oh how I wish I had some fruit trees in my yard! I’d definitely want a lemon tree. And probably a lime tree. And veggies. Sadly, our HOA prohibits fruit and veggie trees because they “attract critters”. Boo.

    This looks so refreshing. And you know, I could make this right now. I have a pomegranate and some lemons. I love this Ashley! Pinning and sharing on social media. Thanks so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. I hope you have a great week!

    • Ashley says:

      That is really too bad that you can’t have a lemon tree. I would say we have a mini orchard :) We have lemon, lime, orange, kumquats, pomegranate and pear. The citrus is definitely my favorite because they taste so much fresher than what you buy at the store. Thanks for sharing, Julie!

  21. Sami says:

    How lucky to have a pomagranet tree! This recipe looks great.
    Thanks!

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  23. Traci says:

    Looks like a perfect way to beat the winter blues and pretend like you’re someplace warm and tropical!

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  25. I love pomegranate juice and think the arils are so beautiful!! love this, Ashley!

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