I heard a faint crying then it became insistent. Unbelievable. Child number 2 is also awake at 6 o'clock on a Sunday morning. What luck. It's going to a long day today.
I had been thinking of making this spritzer for some time but I kept on getting sidetracked by other recipes. Besides, it's not so easy to find pomegranates in the shops. When I finally found some, I didn't have a reason anymore not to do it.
When Riccardo drank it for the first time, he gulped down about half a liter in one sitting. He almost didn't leave enough for the rest of us. He was captivated by it. We loved it too. No one drinks soda pops anymore when I make this. It's spritzy like a soda but 100 times healthier.
After the calamansi juice with mint, this second drink gave the soda pops at home a stiffer competition. That makes me really happy. What parent doesn't want to take away all the Cokes & Pepsis from their kids' clutches? I recently made 4 liters of this spritzer and they disappeared so fast. The bottle of soda? Still full in the fridge.
I squeezed the last pomegranates today and made some potato chips. My hours of work in the kitchen were consumed in a matter of minutes. I didn't mind it because it was such a lovely sight to see both kids enjoying the food & drink that I prepared for them.
Pomegranate & Lemon Spritzer
- 3 big pomegranates
- 1 liter sparkling water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- a lot of ice
- 2 lemons + 1/2 for decoration
- mint leaves (optional)
- Melt sugar with a little bit of sparkling water in a cup or glass.
- Put water in a pitcher. Squeeze lemons & pomegranates through a sieve.
- Add the melted sugar mixture, mint, chopped pieces of lemon & ice.