Blackberry cherry pomegranate limeade

June 13, 2010 at 6:00 pm 1 comment

The biggest addiction we face in this house is soda. Sweet, sweet caffeinated, filled with chemicals soda. It’s an especially tough battle in the hot midwest summers when you just need to drink something constantly, and need a little variety.

One of the things I’ve learned about myself, in trying to conquer the addiction, is that the carbonation is just as addicting as the caffeine. Substituting something carbonated that’s better for me is an easy switch. And having something premade, right at hand when you come in from the garden, is the key.

Today I whipped this up, and it was so good I had to share:

1/3 can frozen concentrate Old Orchard cherry pomegranate juice

1 can frozen concentrate Minute Maid limeade

1.5 liters of club soda or sparkling water

1/2 liter Key Lime flavored sparkling water (sold at HyVee and WalMart)

2 tablespoons lemon juice concentrate

1/2 pint blackberries

Mix ingredients together in large pitcher and put in fridge to chill. Serve on ice with garnish of basil, mint, or lemon from the garden, if desired.

This makes a pretty tart drink but the cherry pomegranate juice sweetens it some. If you prefer a sweeter drink, you can add honey, sugar or more juice. It’s also still pretty concentrated flavor at this point, so feel free to add additional club soda to water down if you prefer milder flavors.

Also, this is served virgin style in our house but would be a fantastic mixed drink for a party with the addition of a cup or so of vodka, flavored or otherwise.



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  • 1. Gary  |  June 17, 2010 at 7:59 am

    One of my favorite summertime drinks is one I get from Sonic. I ask for a Route 44 Carbonated water with cranberry and fresh lime. It is not overly sweet and satisfies that need for carbonation.


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My name is Mallory Murray and I have a love of all things oldfashioned. I'm a modern day feminist who also adores Martha Stewart. Read on for my sewing, crochet, cooking, gardening, quilting and crafting projects. I am the chief officer of marketing and design at Northwest Missouri State University, so expect the occasional random post about marketing/universities/design. I dream of a hobby farm with baby doll sheep, a sheep dog, a small flock of chickens, and other animals to be announced. I'm also a Pitt State grad, football lover, HGTV addict and obsessed with the color aqua.

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