This Holiday Pomegranate Ginger Mocktail is a simple delicious mocktail that comes rich in bold pomegranate + ginger flavors and entirely jam-packed with hints of warm, cozy spices. Made with an easy homemade ginger syrup, freshly-squeezed lemon juice, and topped with your favorite bubbly, this mocktail is the best addition to any holiday table or weekend cheers! Vegan option.
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I can't believe that we're officially in the countdown to Christmas---just a few short days away. Currently, it's been extremely cold in NYC and there's been talks about possible snow (and maybe a snow storm), so I'm crossing my fingers that we have a white Christmas this year! To ring things in, I'm definitely making this Holiday Pomegranate Ginger Mocktail because it's so easy and really festive for the times. I love pomegranate, so I was super excited to share this simple recipe with you all.
While I do have tons of mocktail recipes that you can try, especially this Vegan Caramel Eggnog which is perfect for the Holidays but is a bit more creamy and this Apple Cider Mocktail for a nice warm, cozy vibe when it comes to flavors. Of course, you can simply search 'mocktails' on my site for a lot more options that fit your tastebuds.
But if you're thinking about Christmas morning ideas for recipes, here's my faves to get started:
First and foremost, the flavors in this simple and easy Holiday Pomegranate Ginger Mocktail is enough to convince anyone, however, here are a few more reasons why you'll love this recipe:
The main component in this simple Holiday Pomegranate Ginger Mocktail recipe is the sweet pomegranate flavor and ginger flavor from the homemade syrup and infusion of other ingredients. To make your mocktail, you’ll use:
In case you weren't aware, pomegranate and pomegranate juice has some pretty good health benefits under their belt, which makes this mocktail that much more attractive in not only taste! Here's the top benefits:
Rich in antioxidants.
Good source of fiber.
Provides Vitamin C.
Help with inflammation.
May help improve heart health.
May help improve kidney health.
Of course, you can always use regular ice cubes, however, if you're looking to take things up a notch with your Holiday Pomegranate Ginger Mocktail, I recommend making lemonade ice cubes----which are SUPER EASY! The first thing you need to make for these tasty drinks are the lemonade ice cubes. You literally stir together the ingredients, pour it in your favorite ice cube tray, set it and forget it for a minimum of 3-4 hours (or overnight) until ice cubes are formed.
Then, you whip together the sangria mocktail ingredients and assemble. To see How to Make Lemonade Ice Cubes, see my Cranberry Lemon Spritzer with Lemonade Ice Cubes recipe!
I love filling my mocktail glasses with plenty of fresh fruit and herbs. It adds so much to the experience and tastes great too!
Try garnishing these Holiday Pomegranate Ginger Mocktails with:
There are some surprising health benefits from this refreshing Holiday Pomegranate Ginger Mocktail recipe. In fact, when you combine lemon and ginger together, you'll reap some major benefits, including:
The superfood combination of lemon and ginger does wonders to our brains. Compounds in both plants help soothe specific nerves, reduce anxiety and improve our mood. As a result, we can think more clearly. In addition, both lemon and ginger are full of antioxidants. These help eliminate oxidative stress and may lower your risk of Alzheimers and dementia.
Lemon and ginger both have skin health-promoting properties. The vitamins and antioxidants in both foods help calm skin inflammation and improve glow.
These foods also have antibacterial and antiviral properties, which can help prevent skin infection.
While each ingredient has been used individually to help your hair health, combining them actually provides a boost of vitamins A and C. These essential nutrients both promote hair growth.
In addition, lemon and ginger can reduce dry skin and dandruff naturally. So adding more of these ingredients to your diet is a great idea if you struggle with dry scalp.
Ginger in particular has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. For this reason, the root can also act as a pain reliever. It can help your body recover from body pain, menstrual cramps, surgeries, and other illnesses.
So the next time you find yourself contemplating on whether to take another painkiller, try sipping ginger tea as a natural home remedy.
Finally, studies suggest that ginger can help moderate your blood sugar levels, which is good for anyone who suffers from diabetes. However, research shows that lemon can also help to control diabetes as well.
The soluble fiber and Vitamin C in lemon helps limit spikes in blood sugar, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol.
Absolutely! I like to add a bit of natural sweetener to most things that I drink, including this Holiday Pomegranate Ginger Mocktail. Maple syrup is a great option because it's vegan and has antioxidants, much like honey which adds additional nutrients. However, you can try any healthy sweetener substitutions you like.
In fact, this post about The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes is a great place to start! For example, you can use agave or maple syrup to sweeten your ice cubes in general when using other ingredients.
This recipe serves about two. But you’ll probably want more Holiday Pomegranate Ginger Mocktail, and I can’t blame you! You can easily double or triple the recipe to serve a crowd.
If you’d like to serve this as a cocktail, you can add your favorite alcohol to the mixture. The best types of alcohols (just about 1 ounce or so) that work great with this pomegranate-ginger flavor combo is:
If you're loving this Holiday Pomegranate Ginger Mocktail, then you're sure to enjoy these other options during the holidays:
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