pomegranate lemonade punch

Pomegranate Lemonade Punch

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Today we are celebrating the most lovely woman (and my friend) Bev and the two little babies that she will be blessed with really soon. When I met Bev a few years ago, I was just enchanted with her sweet and charming sense of humor and her darling, generous disposition. She also happens to be an amazing singer and a hell of a cook- basically I just adore her. And to everyone’s delight Bev is prego with long awaited twins!!! (By the way she is having a boy and a girl- how lucky is that!?)

Pomegranate Lemonade Punch

So a bunch of Bev’s friends and admirers have pulled together a little virtual baby shower to celebrate her. I was in charge of a drink, and I chose this Pomegranate Lemonade Punch. It has a hint of ginger, which makes it feel festive, and it can be made with or without vodka so it could be made for lots of different occasions.

Pomegranate Lemonade Punch

One of the things I love most about punches is that you can mix up a batch ahead of time and then your guests can serve themselves which takes a lot of pressure off as a host. (I always subscribe to making the event as easy for you as possible in the moment- you should be able to enjoy yourself too!)

Pomegranate Lemonade Punch

Please feel free to pop around to the other links included below and check out the other wonderful contributions from Bev’s friends!

 

Recipe: Pomegranate Lemonade Punch

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 4 tablespoons ginger simple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 ounces vodka (optional)
  • splash of club soda
  • lemons and pomegranate seeds
  • ice cubes
  • ginger simple syrup
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ inch slice of raw ginger

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the sugar, water and ginger until the sugar dissolves. Dispose of the ginger and transfer the syrup to a heat proof container (like a mason jar) and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. In a pitcher filled with ice cubes, combine the Pomegranate juice, ginger simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and vodka (if adding). Stir well.
  3. Fill 4 glasses with ice cubes and add lemon wedges and pomegranate seeds. Pour the punch over the ice cubes and serve immediately.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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42 Comments

  1. Your punch is so pretty, love the polka dot straws!

  2. Aggie says:

    This is the prettiest punch!! Bev is amazing, I’m so happy for her – she’s going to be do surprised!

  3. This sounds so delicious, Heather!! What fun to ‘see’ you at the shower. ;)

  4. What a pretty and refreshing winter drink!

  5. linda says:

    You all really know how to throw a party! Yum!

  6. Kate says:

    What a beautiful, festive punch! Great for the kiddos to drink for the holidays.

  7. Rachel Cooks says:

    This is so gorgeous and perfect for a baby shower!

  8. Maria says:

    Such a pretty drink!

  9. This looks so pretty and festive!!

  10. Ahhhhh! I LOVE IT. I’m so blown away today I can hardly take it! And yes, this time last year we were together in NYC. At some point we muuuuust get together again!

    Thank you, Heather for being a part of this celebration! I’m all kinds of dying.

    xoxox!

  11. Oh congrats to Bev! And your punch looks irresistible!

  12. So pretty and festive! Yum! It was nice celebrating with you :)

  13. Oh, so gorgeous! I’ll take a tall glass of this, please!

  14. This is too beautiful — love the pretty pomegranate seeds in the bottom of the glasses!!

  15. Honest to goodness the most gorgeous punch I’ve ever seen in my life! Such a perfect addition to the shower :)

  16. You had me at ginger syrup!! What a stunning punch!

  17. Shaina says:

    That ginger simple syrup is calling my name. Lovely party drink!

  18. You’re a mix master Heather! Love these!

  19. I knew you’d make something incredible! So what does everyone else get to drink after I down the entire pitcher?

  20. Such a beautiful and perfect punch for a baby shower!

  21. these are gorgeous! I’d love a glass in my hand right now!

  22. brandi says:

    this is gorgeous, Heather! beautiful color – perfect for the holidays, too!

  23. marla says:

    Oh I LOOOOVE this cocktail!

  24. JulieD says:

    Heather, this drink is so beautiful!! I know Bev would love it!

  25. Such a gorgeous addition to the baby shower, Heather!

  26. Tieghan says:

    Oh my goodness! These are so fun! Love the pomegranates!