I decided today that I really wanted something besides water. I have been feeling pretty crummy from all the holiday eating and wanted something that was refreshing yet low cal/low sugar. This is what I came up with.
- Water (about 6 glasses full)
- 1 pomegranate
- 1 1/2 TBS ginger (FRESH)
- 1 teaspoon lemon (optional)
- Apron! (I definitely had a couple splatters on my shirt…red is hard to get out!
Boil a couple cups of water. (I boiled mine in sections…explain later) Cut your pomegranate in half and take out all the seeds into a bowl. If your messy like I am, try picking out the white chucks that come out with the seeds. Using a potato peeler, peel only the outside of your ginger you are using. (that way it can stay fresh for later) Cut your ginger into a 1 inch long piece. Ginger is very coarse so I simply broke it into peels with my hands. Add your pomegranate, ginger, and lemon to a pitcher. Add boiling water. Stir. let stand for about 10 minutes. Just like a tea.
To serve: use a strainer to strain the liquid out. Enjoy!!
Note: If you have a big pitcher than you can do about 12 cups at once. I couldn’t find my big pitcher so I used a smaller one and transferred the ready liquid to a couple glasses, boiled more water, and added it back to the mixture to repeat the process. You can see by the pictures how much it made. 2 glasses, 1 20 oz bottle, and the pitcher.
Hope you enjoy this drink!
UPDATE!! If you put the pomegranate seeds into water they will separate and you can collect them easier that way.