Festive Pomegranate Cherry Spritzer
When I was little, I used to marvel at the fancy drinks my parents would enjoy during the holidays. Big punch bowls full of mystical liquid were at every party. Most of them were deemed “for the adults only.” Bummer! What I would’ve given for a big punch bowl full of something deemed “for the kids only!” And I think I would’ve really loved this Pom-Cherry Spritzer!
A Beverage for Everyone!
You know what I like? Beverages that EVERYONE can enjoy! Because as I have found out from my little sous chef is that kids are people too. What, you didn’t know this? 😉 Well, now you do. And they’ll remind you every chance they get! And that’s ok. They deserve a fun, festive beverage too. And they’ll feel super special drinking the same thing as YOU!
How to Make a Beverage For Everyone
Making a drink that everyone can enjoy is simple. Start with a great, flavorful base, like those found in this super yummy spritzer. Experiment with flavor combinations and try adding sliced fruit because who doesn’t love pretty pieces of fruit floating around in their glass? Then top it with either sparkling water, club soda or even just tame with with some plain water and a bunch of ice. If the adults need a little bit of “zing,” add a splash of vodka, tequila, gin or even champagne!
How to Serve a Beverage for Everyone
Have two types of cups, one for adults and one for kids. Make them equally cool, and if possible, make the kids cup cooler than the adult cups. Why two types of cups? So that the little ones don’t “accidentally” end up with an adult beverage. (You’re welcome for that inside tip!) Make the base in a pretty pitcher or bowl and have a ladle to dispense it. Have extra bowls of sliced fruits, herbs, whatever you’ve put in the beverage, so that people can add it to their cups. Keep the non-alcoholic “toppers” near the kids section and keep the alcohol “toppers” a little higher, out of the reach of the little ones. Then let everyone help themselves, with assistance as needed, of course.
Need More Festive Food Ideas?
If you’re in need of some other festive beverages or food? Check out my other recipes:
Roasted Poblano Spinach Artichoke Dip
Avocado Pomegranate Toastettes
A festive drink perfect for the holidays!
- 3 cups pomegranate juice
- 1 cup cherry juice
- 1 cup frozen, unsweetened, sweet cherries
- ½ orange, sliced
- 1 small knob of ginger, quartered and halved
- 2 cups club soda
- pomegranate arils, for serving, if desired
- To the bottom of a pitcher, add the pomegranate juice, cherry juice, cherries, orange slices and ginger. Stir to combine, pressing and muddling the fruit and ginger. Let sit for 10 minutes or refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
- To enjoy: Portion pomegranate mix in the bottom of 8 glasses. Add a few pomegranate arils and frozen cherries and then top with club soda.
“Kids are people too” – love it! My girls always ask for a “special” beverage when Andy and I have one! Love this idea to make the base and top it as desired for kids and adults.
Right? Everyone wins this way! 🙂
Beautiful presentation – and perfect for those adults who choose not to imbibe!