This ruby-red elixir was my drink of choice during all three of my pregnancies and is still my favorite virgin beverage — bubbly, thirst quenching, and full of those antioxidants that are so good for us. The combination of pomegranate, lime, and mint is addictive. You can find pomegranate syrup in many supermarkets, specialty stores and online (my favorite gourmet website is Kalustyans). You can also try substituting pomegranate juice, which is not as concentrated in flavor but delicious as well.
6 sprigs fresh mint
1 lime, cut into 6 wedges
6 ounces (3/4 cup) pomegranate syrup
1 (1-liter) bottle sparkling water
Put a sprig of fresh mint and a lime wedge into each of six rocks glasses. Crush lightly with the back of a spoon or a muddler to release the flavors. Pour 1 ounce of pomegranate syrup into each glass, then fill each glass with ice cubes and sparkling water. Stir and serve.
Snack on Crispy Parmesan Kale Chips.