I was super excited when the lovely folks at POM Wonderful asked if I would be interested in sampling their pomegranate juice a few weeks ago. I’d noticed so many great pomegranate juice recipes on the blogosphere, and couldn’t wait to try a few. The juice is really delicious and packs a nutritional punch. It’s so good, in fact, that it all somehow disappeared before I had the chance to develop a recipe with it! I replenished our stock and hid the new bottle in the back of our fridge where my hubby doesn’t poke around.
I decided to keep things simple and do a twist on the classic lime rickey. I had never heard of a lime rickey before moving to the East Coast. It’s a traditional New England beverage that is served at all the little beach places on the coast. It’s usually a mix of club soda, lime juice, and simple syrup. I wasn’t in the mood for a super sweet drink, so I decided to skip the simple syrup step and just mix a little seltzer water, pomegranate juice, and fresh lime juice. It was very refreshing and I enjoyed mine with a splash of gin! Thanks POM Wonderful!
Pomegranate Lime Rickey
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup seltzer water
Juice of half a lime
1/4 cup gin, if desired
Mix all ingredients. Makes 1 serving.
Nutrition: 80 calories, 0.0g fat, 0.2g fiber, 0.7g protein per serving
Cost: $1.28 total