This Sparkling Pomegranate Lemon Cooler uses homemade grenadine to create a non-alcoholic drink ideal for a party. Loaded with fresh fruit and mint leaves it's a very pretty drink to serve. Add a splash of vodka or gin for a boozy hit. Makes enough grenadine for 12-15 servings.
Put the sugar and pomegranate juice into a small heavy based pan and cook on a low-moderate heat until the sugar has dissolved
Turn up the heat and let simmer for 2 minutes
Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice & orange blossom water (if using). Let cool completely and then decant into a bottle with a screw cap lid
Put a handful of ice into a tumbler and pour the grenadine in
Add 1/3 of the lemonade and the vodka or gin (if using). Stir briskly.
Add the fresh fruit and mint then top with the remaining lemonade. Serve immediately