Sweet-tart pomegranate lemonade is such a perfect summer refresher! It takes just a few minutes to make, and you sweeten it without any refined sugar.
When we went to Hollywood Studios earlier this summer, Dave fully lucked into reservations at Oga's Cantina. This pomegranate lemonade recipe is loosely based on a drink I had there.
If you've never heard of Oga's Cantina, it's a bar inside of Disney Hollywood Studios that's made up to look like the bar in Star Wars: A New Hope.
It is very fun, and the cocktails and mocktails list is vast. It was such a fun way to end a day of thrill rides!
If you've ever made lemonade from scratch, you've probably started by making simple syrup on the stovetop, then dissolving that in your lemon juice-water mixture to sweeten.
There's no need for this time consuming step with this recipe! Instead, this pomegranate lemonade is juice-sweetened, which saves tons of time while still yielding a refreshing lemonade that you are going to love.
Truly, all that you need to do to make this is stir the juices together in a pitcher with a bit of water, and serve.
I like to serve this over plenty of ice and garnish it with a lemon wheel and fresh pomegranate seeds to make it feel extra fancy. The pomegranate seeds almost give this a natural bubble tea feel!
>>Click to learn how to seed a pomegranate without making a huge mess!
How to store
Store any leftover lemonade in the same pitcher you used to mix it. You can also transfer it to a container with a lid, if you prefer.
It will keep for about a week in the fridge.
- 4 cups pomegranate juice
- 2 cup water
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup apple juice
- pomegranate seeds - optional, for garnish
- Pour all of the ingredients, except the optional pomegranate seeds, into a pitcher, stirring to combine.
- Fill glasses with ice and top them with the lemonade. Garnish with a lemon wheel and top with pomegranate seeds, if you're feeling fancy.