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Spiced Pomegranate Sparkler

With an effervescent kick, a generous dose of vitamins, and less sugar than straight juice, these sparklers provide a healthy way to rehydrate.

  • Yield: Makes two 12-ounce drinks

Photography: Jonathon Kantor

Source: Body+Soul, November/December 2005

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 cups sparkling mineral water
  • Frozen whole cranberries

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat pomegranate juice to near boiling, add cinnamon stick, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely, at least 1 hour. Remove cinnamon stick. Divide the spiced juice between 2 tall glasses; add 1 cup sparkling mineral water to each glass. Stir, add ice, and serve with a garnish of frozen cranberries.

Cook's Notes

Pomegranates and cranberries harbor antioxidants such as vitamin C that will boost your immunity as cold and flu season rolls around.

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