It’s the most “Wonderful” time of the year! The holiday season is upon us, filling up our calendars with joyful events filled with cheer. Wouldn’t it be great to “cheers” with a seasonal cocktail or mocktail at your social gatherings?
I partnered up with POM Wonderful to share these festive ideas for holiday drinks featuring 100% Pomegranate Juice and POM POMS Fresh Pomegranate Arils. Pomegranates are known for their unique blend of antioxidants and add a slightly sweet, slightly tart flavor to recipes. The ruby red juice from whole-pressed pomegranates is available all year long, but the arils typically last through January, making the holidays the perfect time to take advantage of these festive jewels!
Whether you’re entertaining or attending a holiday party, there’s always something to raise a glass to. Here are 6 POM Wonderful holiday drinks for you to add some festive ruby-red color to your social gatherings.
1. POM Hot Chocolate
Cozy up with this delicious and simple POM Hot Chocolate.
Savor the classic taste of hot chocolate with a delightful twist of pomegranate.
Just warm up 1 cup of your favorite chocolate milk with 1/4 cup of POM Wonderful 100% Juice.
2. POM Spiced Cider
Spices like juniper berries, cinnamon, cloves, and orange zest make each sip of this POM Spiced Cider burst with holiday flavor.
An added bonus to this alcoholic cider is a fragrant smell that fills the whole room.
Can’t decide if you want to serve a warm or cold drink? No worries, this spiced cider can be served warm or chilled.
Garnish this drink with POM POMS Fresh Pomegranate Arils, cinnamon sticks or orange slices for a fun and flavorful touch.
3. POM Spritzer
Looking for a festive drink that everyone can enjoy? This refreshing non-alcoholic drink is a crowd pleaser at any event. And the best part? Its super simple to make.
Just combine a 50/50 blend of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice and sparkling water for a bubbly beverage without added sugar, color, or preservatives.
4. POM Mimosa
Not all celebrations happen at night. This POM Mimosa is perfect for morning and afternoon parties during the holidays.
Made with POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice, champagne, and triple sec liqueur, this mimosa pairs wonderfully with finger foods and appetizers.
5. POM Party Punch
This POM Party Punch is one of my favorites.
POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice, orange juice, fresh ginger, and sparkling water come together to make a delicious blend of flavors your guests are sure to love.
A fun and easy garnish that will set this drink apart from all the others are frozen Wonderful Halos mandarin oranges.
Simply cut the Halos mandarin in half, freeze, and place in drink before serving.
This sweet garnish is sure to make the cups disappear fast.
6. POM Pumpkin Cider
Pumpkin spice makes everything nice!
No holiday is complete without a taste of pumpkin.
This warm POM Pumpkin Cider makes the dropping temperatures outside a little more bearable.
Made with pumpkin puree, hot water, and POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice, this drink will warm guests up quickly. Don’t forget the marshmallows or cool whip to top off a mug of this goodness.
You can find all of these POM Wonderful drink recipes and more at the POM Wonderful website.