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Sunday, 25 March 2018

Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail Recipe


Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail is a refreshing non-alcoholic fruity drink. Made with pomegranate seeds and juice, lemonade and mint leaves, this mocktail is very appealing with beautiful shades of pink, is sweet and tart in taste and it serves as a perfect thirst quencher . This no-cook recipe is quick and easy and replaces refined sugar with honey. I have sprinkled some chia seeds for added health benefits. 


My home town produces best quality pomegranates. So when Aai dada (my in-laws) visit us, they make sure they bring few of these beauties for us fresh from the orchard. We generally use them fresh as fruit or in juices. I also use the seeds as a garnish in my salads and raitas and sprinkle them over desserts , pancakes and oatmeal. This time i tried this wonderful mocktail with few pomegranates Aai dada bought last week from Malegaon. Everyone in the family liked it and this pomegranate mojito mocktail will surely make its presence in my kitchen quite often :)


Pomegranate is one of the healthiest fruits on earth. Before heading towards the recipe, lets have a quick look at its benefits. Pomegranates have anti-oxidant , anti-viral, and anti-tumor properties and are said to be a good source of vitamins, especially Vitamin A, C and E, as well as folic acid and antioxidants.


 I would also like to share a small tip , which i have been practicing recently. We can add fresh mint leaves or rose petals in the ice cube tray and top it with water before freezing it. The ice cubes thus formed are infused with the refreshing and fragrant flavors and lend them to the water or drink we add those ice cubes. I have used these mint flavored ice cubes while preparing this pomegranate mocktail.


Preparation time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1 tall glass

Ingredients: Measurement used 1 cup = 200 ml
  • 2-3 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves + for garnishing
  • 2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cup pomegranate juice ( i have used fresh juice) 
  • 1-2 teaspoon chia seeds 
  • Few ice cubes 
Method:
  1. Take a tall glass and add 2 tablespoon of pomegranate seeds and mint leaves in it. Squeeze out juice from 1 1/2 lemon and add honey to it. Muddle this mix with a rolling pin so that the mint leaves and pomegranate seeds release the flavors. (keep folded kitchen napkin below the glass while you muddle, so as to prevent the glass from cracking.




2. Now add 4-5 ice cubes and top it with pomegranate juice.




3. Lastly top it with chia seeds and remaining pomegranate seeds . Garnish with lemon slice and mint leaves . Cheers !!



This recipe of Pomegranate Mojito Moctail is featured in the #137th #FoodieMondayBlogHop where the theme for this week is #Mocktails. 

Recipe Notes:
  • If you do not have chia seeds, you may use sabja seeds instead or skip it entirely.
  • I have used fresh pomegranate juice in the recipe, which i obtained from 2 large pomegranates by grinding the pomegranate seeds in a mixer jar and straining the juice . You may use store bought instead.
  • When working with the fruit, protect your clothing and hands for juice as it tends to stain.
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20 comments :

  1. Such yumminess!! Eye-popping clicks as usual :)

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  2. Wow so refreshing and appealing drink my dear. Beautiful color. Best for such hot days

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  3. So refreshing and tempting drink. Loved the idea of placing mint leave and rose petal in ice cubes.

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  4. Pink beauty! Love the idea of this mocktail! :)

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  5. What a lovely refreshing drink and colour too!!

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  6. That's a lovely naturally colorful drink Poonam. I love mojitos so will try the pomegranate one soon. I make mint ice cubes but your roses ones look so beautiful.

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  7. This has such a beautiful pleasant colour. Beautifully presented!!!

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  8. Refreshing and innovative! Love those pretty Ice-cubes too!

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  9. A healthy drink with pomegranate. Love the color Poonam :) Lovely share

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  10. Refreshing and delicious mocktail!Bookmarking this!

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  11. Refreshing and flavorful mocktail. Beautiful color too.

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