Fresh Pomegranate Lemonade


Ingredients:

5 cups water
3/4 cup lemon juice
1 TBSP lime juice
2 TBSP fresh Pomegranate arils
2 1/2 TBSP sugar

Procedure:

This “Fresh” Pomegranate Lemonade uses fresh pomegranate, but it doesn’t use fresh lemons or limes. This is very sour also, like the Pomegranate Lemonade drink you can get at Ruby Tuesday, mostly because I don’t like to add a lot of sugar, so don’t feel bad about adding more.
This makes exactly 48.75oz, which isn’t very much, so you may want to double this if you have a big enough pitcher.

First, start with the 5 cups (40oz) of water in a pitcher, and add 3/4 cup (6oz) of lemon juice, and 1 Tablespoon (.5 oz) of lime juice. You can add the 2 and 1/2 Tablespoons of sugar now, or later.

There are two ways to get the pomegranate juice out of the pomegranate arils. For both, you will need to be wearing something that you won’t mind stained red. Don’t expect to get out any pomegranate stains. The method that I observed as being the quickest is to fill a small spoon with the arils, hold it in the pitcher, and squeeze down with your thumb. Sometimes you will need to pop each of the arils individually (the second method), which can be a little bit cleaner, but either way you are going to get at least your hands covered in red pomegranate juice.

After this, I actually left the seeds and the other pieces in the lemonade, they sink to the bottom anyway, but it does get a little bit more pomegranate juice in the pitcher.

Stir the whole mixture, and that is all! You now have delicious pomegranate lemonade!

This recipe licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike 3.0 US License. You may change it or use it commercially, as long as it is freely available to the public and you attribute the original recipe to me.

–aliencam