Filled with pomegranate and thyme, this Kids Friendly Pomegranate Fizz is sure to be a star for your New Year.
Hey there everyone. At the start of this month, I shared the December Produce List. One of the fruits that are in the season is Pomegranate.
They are in abundance right now. My daughter loves snacking on those little pomegranate seeds.
So I thought, why not make a drink for her to enjoy this season and also welcome the New year with it — the result- Kids Friendly Pomegranate Fizz.
Coming up with the recipe…
While developing this recipe, I tried various herb combinations to go with pomegranate. My main criteria were to give the pomegranate juice just a little hint of that particular herb. Nothing too overpowering.
I tried using the cinnamon stick, but it didn’t work out for me. Let alone the little taste buds.
The best herb that I liked for this drink was Thyme. The warm aroma of thyme complemented well with pomegranate.
I also tried using the orange zest for finishing the drink before serving. But I was put off by the lingering residual smell of orange and pomegranate.
Now you are wondering, how did I make this drink? The answer is after this image.
How to make this drink?
For this Kids Friendly Pomegranate Fizz, I started with heating pomegranate juice in a pot. Then added some sugar, just enough to balance the tart flavor of the pomegranate.
Next step, I added one spring of fresh thyme leaves and some vanilla extract. And let this cook on medium for 10 minutes.
The main purpose of cooking the juice is to help the aroma of thyme and vanilla extract steep into the juice. Make sure the heat is low to medium. You don’t want to reduce the pomegranate juice to the syrup.
After 10 minutes, please switch off the heat and cover and let it cool. Make sure the juice is cold before serving.
At the time of serving, start with some ice cubes. Add the cooked pomegranate juice and some pomegranate seeds.
Now is the time to add the fizz. I have used ginger ale. I like the little hint of ginger flavor in this drink. But if you are free to use soda as well.
Lastly, garnish it with some fresh thyme leave and pomegranate seeds and serve. You can serve this in a punch bowl as well.
Isn’t that simple? You can refrigerate cooked Pomegranate juice for a day.
For the grown-up version, you can serve this with gin or vanilla liquor. I personally like the white Moscato.
This is tempting. Let’s go through the recipe.
My Little Notes:
Let’s talk about Pomegranates:
Pomegranates have anti-oxidant, anti-viral, and anti-tumor properties. They are considered a good source of vitamins, especially vitamin A, C, and E, as well as folic acid.
Pomegranates are so useful in maintaining healthy blood circulation. They have been used to clear up the skin, reduce inflammation, and treat sore throats.
Other health benefits include a great cure for heart-related problems, stomach disorders, cancer, dental problems, osteoarthritis, anemia, and diabetes.
This fizz is strictly for kids who are used to eating pomegranates seeds and don’t have any allergic reactions.
As we come to the end of this post, I would like to thank each of you who are here and reading this. Without you, I won’t be writing this post. I appreciate your time and being there with my journey of recipe sharing for our little ones.
I wish you all A Very Happy 2019. New Year, New Beginnings.
See you all in 2019. Love to all.
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