Rosemary Pomegranate Spritz

 

Rosemary Pomegranate Spritz

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This vibrant drink not only tastes fabulous but also brings a dose of goodness and is gorgeous to look at as well so it’s perfect for your holiday parties! Packed with antioxidants from pomegranate and the wellness boost of rosemary, it's a refreshing way to indulge wisely. Check out the easy steps to craft this delightful spritz!
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 ounce pomegranate juice
  • 1 ounce rosemary simple syrup*
  • club soda to top
  • garnish: rosemary sprig

*Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 rosemary sprigs

Instructions
 

  • Fill a Collins glass one-third of the way with ice.
  • Add the pomegranate juice and rosemary simple syrup*.
  • Fill the glass to the rim with club soda and stir gently.
  • Garnish with a rosemary sprig and serve.

*Rosemary Simple Syrup

  • In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, water, and rosemary sprigs and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Let cool completely, then remove the rosemary sprigs.
  • The syrup will keep refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks.

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More About This Recipe

Incorporating rosemary and pomegranate into a balanced diet can offer a range of health benefits, but it’s essential to maintain variety and moderation in food choices for overall
well-being.

Rosemary:

  • Antioxidant Properties: Rosemary contains compounds like rosmarinic acid and
    carnosic acid, which act as antioxidants, helping to combat oxidative stress in the body.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Effects: Some studies suggest that rosemary may have
    anti-inflammatory properties, potentially aiding in reducing inflammation in the body.
  • Memory and Concentration: There’s some evidence that the aroma of rosemary
    may positively impact cognitive function, potentially enhancing memory and concentration.

Pomegranate:

  • Rich in Antioxidants: Pomegranates are loaded with powerful antioxidants,
    particularly punicalagins and anthocyanins, which help neutralize free radicals and protect cells
    from damage.
  • Heart Health: Pomegranates may contribute to heart health by reducing
    cholesterol levels, lowering blood pressure, and improving overall cardiovascular function.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Pomegranates have anti-inflammatory effects,
    which can be beneficial for conditions associated with inflammation, contributing to overall
    health.
  • Cancer Prevention: Some studies suggest that the compounds in pomegranates
    may have anti-cancer effects, particularly in inhibiting the growth of certain types of cancer cells.
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