Pomegranate Cranberry Soda

A great alternative to that glass of cola you're craving.

December 3, 2012

Serves: 6
Prep:  15min
Cook:  12min
Total: 2hr 42min


  • 1 1/2 cups 100% unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup red or green organic grapes
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • Seltzer or soda water


1. Put cranberry juice, pomegranate juice concentrate, grapes, and maple syrup in a medium-size saucepan. Cover and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, muddling the grapes with a wooden spoon to break them up. Remove from heat and let mixture sit for 15 minutes.

2. Pour the mixture through a strainer lined with a double layer of cheesecloth and squeeze to extract as much liquid as possible.

3. Chill in a sealed glass jar in the fridge. Syrup will stay fresh for up to 3 days.

4. To serve, pour 1/4 cup syrup into a tall glass, top with 6 to 8 ounces chilled seltzer or soda water, and stir.

Nutritional Facts per serving

Calories          117.2 cal
Fat              0.1 g
Saturated fat      0 g
Cholesterol      0 mg
Sodium              2.4 mg
Carbohydrates      31.4 g
Total sugars      28.9 g
Dietary fiber      0.2 g
Protein          0.3 g

Healthy Recipe Courtesy of Rodale Recipe Finder

Photo: Romulo Yanes