Spiced Pomegranate Sparkler

Tis the season for something sparkly and festive! Featuring many of my favorite spices. Enjoy!

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Merry Christmas!

Today, I’m toasting you with this non-alcoholic (but spikeable!) holiday drink inspired by sorrel, the hibiscus brew enjoyed at Christmas in Trinidad. Dried hibiscus flowers can be found in Mexican markets as “Jamaica,” but in many parts of the country seasonal pomegranates or pomegranate juice are more accessible. See my IGTV on my favorite technique to open a pomegranate and my instagram stories for a step-by-step demo to make this drink!

Spiced Pomegranate Sparkler


For the spiced syrup:

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 cinnamon stick

2 star anise pods

6 cloves

1 slice fresh ginger

For the sparkler (makes one):

1/4 cup pomegranate juice (from one pomegranate)

1/2 cup sparkling water


spiced syrup, to taste


  1. Make the syrup by boiling all syrup ingredients together until the sugar is dissolved, then cooling to room temperature. The longer you leave in the spices, the…

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