Recipe by Sue Lau
This is a typical Persian beverage that is enjoyed by many Iranis and has a flavor that is not unlike a cross between grape juice and lemonade with a touch of flowers. It truly has to be experienced to get the full understanding of how good it is, and it goes wonderfully as a complement to any Middle Eastern meal.
- 16 ounces pomegranate juice
- 4 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon orange blossom water
- 1⁄4 cup sugar (or more, to taste)
- 20 ounces club soda or 20 ounces sparkling water (or more, to taste)
Directions See How It's Made
- (Note: can use fresh squeezed pomegranate juice or a commercial brand such as Pom, which is available year-round; orange blossom water should be available in Middle Eastern or Latino markets.) Mix together pomegranate juice, lemon juice, orange blossom water and sugar until sugar dissolves.
- Pour 5 ounces of mixture into a glass and slowly add 5 ounces (or more to taste) of club soda, stirring slowly.
- Add several ice cubes to chill, and serve.