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5 from 4 votes

Sparkling Pomegranate Lemon Cooler

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Alcoholic Drink, Drink, Non-alcoholic Drink
Cuisine: American, Worldwide
Keyword: gin cooler, grenadine, pomegranate cooler, pomegranate drink, Pomegranate syrup, sparkling fruit cooler, vodka cooler
Servings: 1 Serving
Author: Jane Saunders

Ingredients

For the Homemade Grenadine

  • 250 ml/ 1 cup Pomegranate Juice (I used POM)
  • 150 g/ 3/4 cup White sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Dash Orange Blossom water (optional)

For the Sparkling Pomegranate Lemon Cooler (per serving)

  • 20 ml/ 4 tsp Grenadine
  • 200 ml/ 4/5 cup Sparkling Cloudy Lemonade (I used San Pellegrino)

Optional Extras

  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Fresh Mint
  • 45 ml/ 1 1/2 fl oz Vodka or Gin

Instructions

For the Grenadine Syrup

  • 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
  • Store in the fridge for up to 4 weeks

For the Sparkling Pomegranate Lemon Cooler

  • 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