Refreshing Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail!

Does it ever happen to you that you are browsing internet lazily to pass time, and you chance upon a recipe which makes you jump up from the couch and say-

“Hey! I have all the ingredients for making this yummy treat. Let’s run to the kitchen!!!”

This is what happened with me and this incredible Mocktail.

Hubby, a die-hard fruit lover, bought two pomegranates which turned out to be less sweet than we would have liked. Now, a pomegranate is a sacred commodity in our house as my health-freak of a better-half loves to chant to me, the benefits of this wonder fruit.

  • It is loaded in anti-oxidants
  • It is rich in Vitamin A, C, E and K
  • It is rich in Minerals like Calcium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Iron and Folic acid.
  • It is good for heart
  • It helps in maintaining the blood sugar level
  • It helps in maintaining the blood Pressure
  • It is good for hair and skin………….

*Yawn!*

…..etc….etc…etc…etc!

So to summarize, we in our house, can never throw away this sacred fruit. I kept the seeds in the air-tight container in the refrigerator and forgot about it, for the time-being.

Today, I was browsing Instagram and by chance came across this refreshing looking Pomegranate Mocktail that looked super refreshing and delicious! I started thinking….

Did I have pomegranates? Check

Lemon? Check

Ginger? Check

Mint? Check

Honey? Yippeeeeee!!!!!

Lets do this!

The Mocktail turned out superb and I had never imagined that something so wonderful could be made out of the leftover pomegranate seeds in my refrigerator. Hubby liked it so much that in the five minutes I was not in the room, he polished off my Mocktail too. Hmph!

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This drink is perfect for summers and I call it Mojito Mocktail because it has all the elements of a Mojito, except for the alcohol.

Give this amazing beverage a go friends, and enjoy! Happy Summer!

Ingredients:

– Seeds of two pomegranates

– Juice of half a lemon

– A bunch of fresh Mint leaves

– Some Lemon wedges

– A little piece of ginger, peeled

– 3-4 tbsp of Honey

– 1 tsp of Salt

– Sparkling Water

– 2-3 tbsn of still water

– Some Ice-cubes

– Some sugar spread out in the plate, for coating the rim

Method:

– Preserve a spoonful of pomegranate seeds in a dry bowl and set aside.

– In a blender, blend together the remaining pomegranate seeds, lime juice, honey, salt, ginger and your still water, to a smooth mix.

– Sieve to get rid of the solids. Discard the solids. Set aside the sieved smoothie!

– Taking a rolling pin, crush some mint leaves and lemon wedges to a coarse texture.

– In a large jug, throw in your crushed mint leaves and lemon wedges.

– Pour in your blended pomegranate smoothie on top of them.

– Add some sparkling water or soda and mix everything together. Adjust the sweetness of honey and the salt, according to your own preference. Set aside.

– Take the bowl containing the loose pomegranate seeds that we had saved, and with a spoon, crush them until they ooze out their juice. Preserve the juice and throwaway the seeds.

– Take a glass and inverting it, dip the rim in the pomegranate juice in the bowl, from the above step.

– Immediately, dip the rim in the sugar spread out in the plate so that it coats the juice entirely, giving the rim an attractive coating of sugar all over.

– Pour your mocktail in the glasses and add some more torn mint leaves and a lemon wedge in each glass for additional flavour.

– Add the ice-cubes to the glasses and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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*Notes:

– You can also use sugar syrup for this Mocktail, but I really loved the flavor of honey in this particular preparation.

– You can substitute the sparkling water with soda, lemonade, Seven-up or Sprite!

– For a special occasion or a dinner-party, you can add vodka to this Mocktail and turn it into a delicious cocktail!

 

 

 

 

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74 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks shared it on my wife whatsup 🙂

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  2. Opps no option of sharing on Social Media.

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    1. Thank you so much! 🙂 Hope you both like it! If you want to share on social media, just copy the link and paste!

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      1. I am using mobile, so let me check how to do it.

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  3. Mr.Lonely says:

    Sounds yummy!! must taste too… But the problem with e is that 1 glass can’t help my tummy so I would need atleast a Bottle full of it….😇

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    1. Ha ha! Just make a giant jug and…glug .glug..glug! 😀 Thanks so much! 🙂

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      1. Mr.Lonely says:

        Ingredients are not there😢

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  4. I always pin them for later. At that moment of browsing, I always miss one or two ingredients 😛 But that is one healthy mocktail. Ginger and pomegranate – interesting 🙂

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    1. Hello hello! So, you are back from your Cornish dream! ❤ I just love the post-vacation phase where you can't stop looking at the pics and talking about the awesome getaway 😀 Yes, this has all the right things and I will take this thousands of times over eating pomegranate as it is! Lol! xx

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      1. No I am yet in it 😉 Today we are taking it a bit easy. We get back home tomorrow evening. Cannot wait to post – have thousands! Ha ha ha, so here’s looking at you mocktail girl xx

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      2. Wow now I am jealous! 😉 enjoy yourself to the fullest!x

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      3. Thank ye. I am just doing that. Getting back home with a few scones-and-pasty-fat pounds on me hips x

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  5. Verry Nice 🙂 Yapppiiiii

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  6. flavours2017 says:

    So refreshing 😊

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  7. InspiresN says:

    looks so refreshing! simple ingredients as well , bookmarked this 🙂

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  8. Yum! Gorgeous photos! Have you thought about adding a Pinterest button? I’d love to pin this one. I don’t mind sharing on Facebook; however, pinning in Pinterest keeps them in a nice file. As everyone else, love this as a healthy potion, summer’s coming!

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    1. Thanx so much Sharon! That’s a great suggestion.I will get on it immediately! xx

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      1. No thank you! I love your food! Well the thought of making your recipes and Pinterest will make it easier, at least for me. Thank you!!😀

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    2. Just wanted to let you know that I have added the pinterest button now! 🙂 Thnx again for the very helpful advice! xx

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  9. that sounds delicious! I must confess, I would totally add rum to mine….

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    1. Thanx Kathleen! Hope you are feeling better now hon! About the Rum….You never know…. maybe I added a wee bit to mine as well….. *giggle!*

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      1. And yes, I’m feeling a bit better. The last couple of days have been good and I’ve actually managed to get some things accomplished (including getting out of my apartment). We’ll see what the next few days bring, as I have a couple of appointments.

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      2. I am sure it will all get better and better with each new day! Sending lots of good wishes your way! xx

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  10. Natalie Vinh says:

    Sounds so delicious!

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  11. Yum!! They look so beautiful!

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  12. PriyaPandian says:

    Beautiful share👍 Have some pome’s lying in my fruit basket. Great idea to use it out. Bookmarked this ☺️

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    1. You will like it Priya!😊 Thank you!!

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  13. Lavs Raj says:

    Refreshing.. and very simple.. bookmarking it! 😀

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  14. Megala says:

    Great recipe! Fantastic photos!!

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  15. CreativeSiba says:

    I wish I had a sip from your Delight😻

    Look 👀 one idea is popping in my mind

    We from different field of Bloggers across the Globe 🌎 why not start something a new ?

    If you agree for the Adventure and show your interest I will then tell you my idea 💡.

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  16. Fun Fun Cook says:

    It looks delicious!

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  17. Wow dear.It’s too awesome . Thanks for getting connected with me now I will be able to check awesome recipes ….he..he.
    You have an awesome blog, stay connected .

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    1. Thanks so much Payal! 🙂 You have a wonderful blog too! Yes, let’s keep in touch! xx

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      1. Sure ,by the way what’s your name . I think it’s not mentioned in your intro , forgive me if I am wrong :p

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      2. It’s Mallika! 😀

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      3. Hi Mallika ,nice to meet you again 😀

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      4. Same here dear Payal! 😀 you are sweet!

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  18. Looks so refreshing. Would definitely make it one day

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    1. Thankyou Pooja! 🙂 I am sure you will like it! 😀

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      1. Yes. Without doubt I am sure of it. Will try and let you know 🙂

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  19. Mouthwatering !!

    Amazing pics…

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  20. Such a beat the heat phenomenon! 🙂

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    1. Really it’s so refreshing! 🙂 Good to get in touch with you Ambika! Thanx for the follow! x

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      1. Hey I am sorry, I just vanished! Have been away, travelling. How is the foodie?

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      2. That’s all right!😊 I am On a sabbatical frm nlogging myself as I am relaxing at my mum’s in India! Have come for a month long vacay💃

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      3. Sounds fun! I know you cook great! But mum’s food is indisputably the best 🙂
        How is it going?

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  21. Oooo this sounds amazing!!!

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  22. Shreya says:

    I really need to bookmark it! 😊

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  23. Sumith says:

    Beautiful capture! And sounds delicious.

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  24. babl says:

    Thanks for delicious Mocktail. I am sharing it. 🙂

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      1. babl says:

        Thanks. 🙂

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  25. Thats healty stuff.. Looks yummy, perfect for some weekend afternoon..will try it out.

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