Pomegranate Lime Tea

A few months ago, I decided to stop buying diet soda.  My husband and I used to drink a lot of it, but we are now living diet soda free!  I was always somewhat skeptical of the artificial sweeteners and knew that drinking a lot of soda really wasn’t good. It was a huge decision, but I think we are both better off as a result!

Instead, we drink a lot of water.  I also started brewing my own iced tea to mix it up a bit and keep things interesting!  I typically drink my iced tea unsweetened with a lemon wedge, but once in a while I will jazz it up a bit more with 100% fruit juices and natural sweeteners.

I still had a few bottles of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice in my fridge (thanks to the great people at POM Wonderful who sent me some samples), so I decided to make a refreshing iced tea.  With some fresh lime juice, and a splash of citrus rum, it was an antioxidant packed refreshing treat one evening while preparing dinner.  Of course, the rum is optional.

Pomegranate Lime Tea

(Makes one glass. Measurements are approximate – just eyeball it!)

  • 1/2 cup POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice (1/2 bottle)
  • 1/2 cup tea, chilled
  • 1/2 lime + additional wedges, if desired
  • Agave syrup, to taste
  • Citrus rum, just a splash (optional)
  • Ice cubes

Combine the pomegranate juice and tea in a large glass or tumbler.  Squeeze the juice from the lime half into the drink.  Add a teaspoon or so of agave syrup, adjusting to your taste.  Add a splash of citrus rum (optional).  Add ice cubes and garnish with a lime wedge.  Enjoy!

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17 Responses to Pomegranate Lime Tea
  1. doodles
    January 5, 2010 | 10:56 pm

    We haven’t had any diet sodas in years, oh once in awhile a rootbeer for some reason sounds thrilling. Love iced tea your way and also with a splash of fresh lemonade.

  2. Lynne
    January 6, 2010 | 6:44 am

    I’ll have to try this. I used some of my pomegranate juice mixed with tonic water for a mocktail of sorts. Your photo is lovely.

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    January 6, 2010 | 6:51 am

    I love the pom + flavored juices so I’m sure this would be great!

  4. The Teacher Cooks
    January 6, 2010 | 8:36 am

    Nice touch with tea. It sounds very delicious.

  5. Jessie
    January 6, 2010 | 9:43 am

    I haven’t had regular soda in years! I had diet soda about two years ago and It was not the same. I love drinking water and refreshing teas like your pomegranate lime tea!

  6. MrsLavendula
    January 6, 2010 | 12:58 pm

    congratulations on the soda free diet! =) the beverage looks refreshing!

  7. Eliana
    January 6, 2010 | 3:04 pm

    Sounds super delish Jen. Especially with the added rum. YUM

  8. lo
    January 6, 2010 | 6:53 pm

    I love the look of this — and not just because it sounds like a delicious idea, but because it reminds me of warmer months!

    Congrats on giving up soda. Good choice!

  9. Jenna
    January 6, 2010 | 9:36 pm

    This looks delicious. I am trying to give up soda as well. Maybe this will do the trick.

  10. Anna
    January 6, 2010 | 11:02 pm

    I love to make my own ice tea, loved your recipe. Must be yummy.

  11. carrie @ Deliciously Organic
    January 6, 2010 | 11:53 pm

    That’s great you’re giving up soda! The drink looks delicious. I’ll have to give it a try.

  12. Mags
    January 7, 2010 | 6:58 am

    I gave up my Diet Coke as a New Year’s resolution and it’s been super tough. This tea looks fabulous and just what I need to treat myself for kicking the diet soda!

  13. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie
    January 7, 2010 | 9:39 am

    Such a delightful and refreshing drink! I would love it with the rum addition!

  14. Nutmeg Nanny
    January 7, 2010 | 11:55 am

    This looks delicious. I have a few bottles in the fridge too. I will give this recipe a try. I’m always up for a healthier beverage than diet coke:)

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    January 7, 2010 | 2:51 pm

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  16. Catherine
    January 7, 2010 | 8:51 pm

    This sounds really yummy! I could for a glass of this right now!

  17. Divina
    January 9, 2010 | 5:17 am

    That’s really refreshing and the color is gorgeous.

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