Not long ago, the great people over at POM Wonderful sent me another case of their 100% pomegranate juice. I have tried it before, and really enjoyed it, so I was thrilled to have another chance to develop some new recipes.
The thing is, while I enjoy developing new recipes with the juice, I also really enjoy drinking it. I love the tart flavor and could drink a bottle every day! Instead of just drinking all of the juice, I decided to use it in a refreshing batch of iced tea. We were having some friends over for dinner, and I thought the iced tea would make a refreshing beverage since we were cooking dinner on the grill.
Since mint grows like a weed in my garden (and I have to dig up giant chunks of it each year to keep it from engulfing the entire yard), I decided to use some of my mint in the tea. It’s early in the season, and that’s the only thing that is actually growing and ready to pick in my garden. It adds a great freshness to the tea, and also looks pretty as a garnish. Plus, I’m happy to be using herbs from the garden!
Don’t worry, though… If you’re looking for more creative recipes using the POM juice, I’ll be developing a few of those soon. But, I thought it would be fun to share a simple and easy way to enjoy the juice in a beverage first. After all, why overcomplicate things when the stuff is so good on its own?
Pomegranate Iced Tea
- 2 quarts unsweetened iced tea
(I made tea using both regular iced tea bags and cranberry herbal tea bags… just use your favorite)
- 2 – 8 ounce bottles of POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice
- Agave syrup, to taste (optional)
- 2 cups ice cubes
- Bunch fresh sprigs of mint
Combine the unsweetened iced tea and pomegranate juice in a large pitcher. Gradually stir in the agave syrup, sweetening to your taste (this is optional). Add the ice cubes and the fresh sprigs of mint. Serve cold, garnished with additional mint, if desired!
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