Pomegranate Mint Lemonade

Pomegranate Mint Lemonade

Nothing quite revives a sweltering hot summer day in Texas better than a cool, refreshing glass of fresh lemonade.  There is just nothing quite like it!  Pomegranate Mint Lemonade takes this refreshing summer drink over the top. Tart, cool, sweet and sour…it is lemonade at its finest!

The Cowboy knows how much the girls and I love the Farmers Market…so we all packed up for a little road trip this weekend.  I just love the whole experience of the market…ladies carrying plants and sacks of fresh veggies that they just picked up…dogs eating special made treats…dads pulling wagons with little ones eating snowcones…the smell of fresh yeasty pastries and Indian food…its intoxicating!  I actually have to walk around to all the booths twice before I can decide what I’m going home with!

Well, it was a little hot and humid and one of the first booths that we came up on was selling fresh lemonade.  It was gorgeous, all displayed in clear jar dispensers so you could see the fruit and vivid colors of the lemonade…it looked like heaven!  The girls didn’t even have to ask, we just ended up in line.  I wanted one of everything…they all sounded so good…blueberry, blackberry, strawberry.  Paige wanted original, Maddie ordered strawberry and six dollars later we were off to see the rest of what the market had to offer.  I have to say we went home with quite a few things but that lemonade stayed with me.


 Pomegranate Mint Lemonade takes this refreshing summer drink over the top. Tart, cool, sweet and sour...it is lemonade at its finest!

 

So when we got back home Maddie and I whipped up a batch of our own Pomegranate Mint Lemonade.  We both love the tartness of pomegranate and knew that it would give an amazing color to this lemonade.  We have a huge pot of mint growing in the back and we both love mint and lime or lemon in our water so we figured why not?  And what is more refreshing than cool mint?  We got this combination so right!

This lemonade takes a little time to whip up but it is so worth it.   The most time consuming part is steeping some of the mint leaves like tea but it gives the final product amazing flavor. I do like to add some crushed mint leaves to the finished lemonade as it cools in the fridge to take it over the top.  If the lemonade is too strong for you, just add a little more water, but served over ice I think it is absolutely perfect!!  You will want a big pitcher of this for your Fourth of July BBQ or any summer day hanging by the water!

Pomegranate Mint Lemonade

2017-06-13
: 4-6
: Easy

Nothing quite revives a sweltering hot summer day better than a cool, refreshing glass of fresh lemonade. There is just nothing quite like it! Pomegranate Mint Lemonade takes this refreshing summer drink over the top. Tart, cool, sweet and sour...it is lemonade at its finest!

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice, 6-7 lemons
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint, roughly torn and bruised
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 4 cups water
Directions
  • Step 1 Pour two cups of water into a small saucepan. Bring water to boil. Remove from heat and add the mint leaves crushing them and bruising them between your fingers to release the oils. Cover and let the mint leaves steep in the water for about 20 minutes.  Strain out mint leaves and discard, saving water.
  • Step 2 Add water from the saucepan to large pitcher with lemon juice, pomegranate juice, honey and remaining 2 cups of water. Stir to combine.  Refrigerate till ready to serve.
  • Step 3 Serve over ice with fresh mint leaves and lemon slices….Enjoy!

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