These cranberry pomegranate sparklers are the perfect non-alcoholic drink for New Years!
The new year is a time for celebrations and new beginnings, and most people truly enjoy a good glass of wine or champagne on that evening. However, there are those who are either designated drivers, don’t drink at all or are underage. For those folks, I give you my Clean Eating Cranberry Pomegranate Sparklers recipe!
They are a little sweet, a little tart and definitely have plenty of sparkle and fizz. I strongly recommend making these by the glass though. It’s just easier. In fact, you could set up a small non-alcoholic drink station where people can make this to taste if the party is at your place.
Either way, those who are not drinking this new year will appreciate the effort and the tasty, sparkly drink to ring the new year in with!
This can be served as a non-sweet drink or a sweet one, depending on the juice used. Taste your juice and sweeten as needed, keeping in mind that adding the sparkling water will “water down” the sweetness a bit.
Possible sweeteners are stevia, honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar or Sucanat. But if you use a dry sweetener, you’ll want to give it time to dissolve in the juice before serving.
The level of sweetness in this drink depends completely on the juice. So taste your juice first!
THE ICE CUBES:
Just a note on the ice cubes. I used this water bottle ice cube tray. (affiliate link) What’s nice about these ice cube trays is that they make ice cubes that can fit in almost any narrow container. They are great for water bottles, and look quite unique and festive on champagne flutes.The cubes fit MUCH easier into the champagne glass!
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CRANBERRY POMEGRANATE SPARKLERS RECIPE:
Celebrate this new year with this delicious sparkler!
- 1/2 cup cranberry juice
- 1/2 cup sparkling water
- 1 tbsp. pomegranate arils
Fill your glass with juice and sparkling water
Add the pomegranate arils
Top with ice and serve.
Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.
Recipe from the Gracious Pantry® archives, originally posted 12/27/16.