These pomegranate mojito mocktails are healthy, delicious and so easy to make at home. these are proof that non-alcoholic cocktails can be better than the real thing!
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These mocktails are:
Easy: There are no bartending skills required to whip up this non alcoholic pomegranate drink at home. It's simple to make for any skill level!
Delicious: With a sweet pomegranate juice twist on a classic mojito mocktail, this drink is refreshing, healthy and beautiful to drink.
Festive: This would be a perfect Christmas mocktail with it's gorgeous green and red colours. It would look spectacular in a glass pitcher on Christmas Day.
Fast: This mocktail can be made in minutes, with no chilling time required. Perfect for a last minute drinks for guests.
Perfect for a crowd: The quantities can be increased below in the recipe card if you want to make this for guests. There are steps for making it in advance below. I also love my easy watermelon agua frescas for this reason!
Healthy: Pomegranate juice (not from concentrate) contains a far higher level of antioxidants compared to other fruit juices. It's high in Vitamin C, aids in digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties. As far as juice goes, it's one of the healthiest to consume.
What is a pomegranate mocktail?
A traditional mojito mocktail is made with mint, fresh lime juice, sugar and soda water. The alcoholic version contains white rum. It's served in a highball glass with lots of ice cubes and is usually garnished generously with extra mint and lime.
My non alcoholic version omits the rum and includes delicious pomegranate juice for a beautiful flavour and spectacular colour. Pomegranate juice is naturally sweet, so I don't use any additional sugar or sweetener. If you like yours a little sweeter, feel free to add some.
Ingredients you'll need
Pomegranate juice: I prefer to avoid juice from concentrate if possible, so I use Nuris organic wild pomegranate juice. It has no added sugar, colouring or preservatives and it tastes divine.
If you don't have access to this brand, it doesn't matter! Any pomegranate juice will work in it's place.
Mint: I use fresh mint from my garden because it grows like a weed all year round, so I always have plenty!
Lime: I prefer to use fresh lime juice, but there are heaps of great pre-squeezed options out there if you can't get your hands on fresh.
Soda water OR ginger ale: For a standard mojito, regular soda water is fine. BUT, I also made this with ginger ale and WOW, I was super impressed. If you love ginger I'd encourage you to give it a try. While you're at it, my Moscow mule mocktail recipe is a must, and my healthy ginger mojito mocktail has received rave reviews!
Sweetener (optional): If you use the ginger ale in place of soda water you definitely won't need a sweetener. The ginger ale is sweet enough. If you're using soda water, you might need to add little. I prefer to use monk fruit sweetener or Stevia.
Pomegranate arils: These are otherwise known as pomegranate seeds and are an optional extra. They look lovely scattered on top or stirred through the mocktail right before serving. I buy these frozen from the supermarket. If you've ever tried to deseed a pomegranate, you'll understand why - it can be quite challenging!
How to make pomegranate mojito mocktails
In a tall glass, place lime juice, sweetener (if using) and pomegranate juice. Stir to mix and dissolve sweetener.
Clap mint leaves together in your hands to release the scent and add to the glass. Give the mint a gentle stir and press with a spoon.
Add plenty of ice to the glass and top with soda water or ginger ale. Stir well.
Garnish with extra mint and lime.
Want to make a large batch?
This non-alcoholic cocktail is perfect prepared in advance for guests. I suggest using a glass jug or pitcher with plenty of ice.
To prepare your pomegranate mocktails in advance, firstly increase the serving size below to your desired quantity.
Place lime juice, sweetener (if using) and pomegranate juice in a large jug or pitcher. Stir to dissolve the sweeter. Clap the mint together in your hands, add to the jug and press gently with a spoon to release the flavour.
Chill the mixture in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Note: if preparing more than 2 hours in advance, wait until you are ready to serve before adding the mint.
Just prior to serving, add the ice and top with soda water or ginger ale. Garnish with extra lime and mint.
I hope you enjoy these pomegranate mocktails as much as I loved creating them!
- ¼ cup pomegranate juice
- Half lime (cut in wedges)
- 6-8 mint leaves
- 1 cup soda water or ginger ale (see notes)
- Non-alcoholic rum to taste (optional - I enjoy this without!)
- Sweetener to taste (see notes)
- Place lime wedges, sweetener (if using) and pomegranate juice in a tall glass. Muddle gently until all the juice has been pressed out of the lime.
- Clap mint leaves together in your hands to release the scent and add to the glass. Give the mint a a gentle press a couple of times with the muddler.
- Add plenty of ice to the glass and top with soda water or ginger ale. Stir well.
- Garnish with pomegranate seeds, mint and lime.
NUTRITIONAL VALUES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARBS FROM SUGAR ALCOHOLS.