Thursday, November 30, 2023

Seeing Red for the Holidays: A Festive Pomegranate Lemon-Ginger Cocktail Recipe from Gail Simmons


It wasn’t all thaaattt long ago that I was invited to attend a Pure Leaf tea tasting ~ for the second time ~ featuring celebrity chef Gail Simmons and her tasty drink creations for the brand.

Gail created a refreshing, seasonal drink that’s just so perfect for the holidays ~ especially with the red pomegranate juice and garnish, along with the warm-tasting cinnamon..

Here’s the tasty recipe that’s sure to make your holiday Happy Hours joyful for you and your guests: 

Lemon, Ginger + Pomegranate Sparkler - Camille Styles

Pure Leaf Lemon-Ginger Tea Pomegranate Sparkler

By Gail Simmons

Serves 2


2 tablespoons fresh ginger, thinly sliced

1 cup Pure Leaf Lemon Iced Tea

1/2 cup pomegranate juice

Cold club soda

2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds, for garnish 

2 cinnamon sticks, for garnish


In a saucepan, combine the ginger and Pure Leaf Lemon Iced Tea and bring to a simmer. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to steep, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool in an airtight container in the fridge.

Fill two highball glasses with ice. Pour 1/2 cup ginger-infused tea, then 1/4 cup pomegranate juice into each glass. 


Top each with club soda, garnish with a tablespoon of pomegranate seeds and a cinnamon stick to stir.

For the alcoholic version, add 2 ounces gin or bourbon (or I suggest tequila, as an option) before adding tea. 

Thank you, Gail. And Pure Leaf.


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