By Sue Lau on April 07, 2004
Photo by Baby Kato
Photo by Baby Kato
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (302 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"What a terrific drink this is Sue. I enjoyed this very much. It was quick and easy to make, excellent tasting, pretty and best of all it uses ingredients that i always have on hand. Thank you so much for sharing, this sweet, tart, tangy, flowery treat. I loved it. Into my Favorites Cookbook for 2013 this goes. Kudos to you."
"I am drinking this tasty beverage even as I type this! I scaled it down to one serving and didn't really measure anything, just "eyeballed" it. The orange blossom water really puts it over the top. Thanks so much for sharing this, I will be making it again the next time pomegranate juice goes on sale!"
"loved this with blueberry pomagrante juice from the freezer"
"Yummy!! I really enjoyed it & it's quite easy to mix. The orange blossom water can be a challenge to find in Sonoma / Napa area without going into San Raphael, but Whole Spice at Oxbow Market came through for me. I made one very small adjustment; instead of 1/4 cup sugar, I used 1/2 tbl spoon of Raspberry Sugar and the rest refined sugar.
Only one hesitation when recommending this beverage... if the intened audience is not a real fan of pomegranate, this drink will not convert them. Save this tasty creation for those who appreciate such a special fruit!"
"Really nice combination"
"Quite nice, but I don't believe we'll be making this one again."
"We had this for our zaar cookie bake 'n trade here in Toronto, Canada. I made it into a martini by mixing all but the soda in a pitcher and chilling it. I then poured some into a shaker filled with ice and SHAKE IT, SHAKE IT MORE, then pour into a martini glass that has a tsp of pomegranate seeds in the bottom and top it up with 1/2 soda or sparking mineral water. It was a hit with the zaarinas at my cozy lil do."
"Very interesting drink! Was looking for something to use the orange blossom water with and this was the ticket. Will make again with some lebanese food:)"
"Very nice compliment to my Lebanese theme dinner. Now I want to find other recipes to use the orange blossom water in."
"This had the gentlest taste, light and serene. Pomegranate is very pricey, so I will serve this only to the finest of guests. Well done."
"I had a pomegranate I needed to use and came across this recipe, so I made it tonight. I didn't have sparkling water on hand so I had to use regular, but I still enjoyed it very much. The orange blossom water adds a wonderful fragrance."
"This was a great drink and very different. Thanks for your help finding the Pom. I had to order the orange blossom water online because I do no know of any Middle Eastern specialty shops around here. I loved the flavor and thought it very refreshing. It was a big hit with my party guests. Thanks for the recommendation."
"Very unique drink. I made a small batch for a tester. I will serve at a wedding shower in a few weeks and have to see what other people think. Very refreshing. If you are in the Cincinnati area, I found Orange Blossom water at Bigg's and Jungle Jim's. (Wild Oats did not have it)."