Pomegranate Party Punch #CocktailDay

This Pomegranate Party Punch is both delicious and versatile. You can make this Spiked or Unspiked. Perfect for parties, have one of each!

Pomegranate Party Punch | Cravings of a Lunatic | Perfect for parties, you can spike one batch and leave the other unspiked.

Welcome to Cocktail Day, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic, Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake, and Donna of Cookistry. We are raising our glasses to toast you all with some unique and delicious cocktails and mocktails in anticipation of the Big Game and Valentine’s Day. Be sure to bookmark or pin these creative beverages for your next gathering. We hope you enjoy this marvelous event and the incredible giveaways from our generous sponsors. Cheers!

Thanks so much for joining us today. We are raising our glasses today. Mine is filled with a non-alcoholic version of this drink. For those who do not know me I’ll fill you in on a little secret. I’m not allowed to have alcohol, like not even a drop, not even a smidge. I have something called IBS and for me alcohol is a serious trigger. I haven’t had a drink in 7 years. I’ve had maybe 2 glasses in the last 20 years. So how I got wrangled into heading up Cocktail Day is still a mystery to me. A hilarious mystery none-the-less. I’ve had so much fun doing this with Liz and Donna. I’m so glad they had my back since I had lots of technical questions for them.

 Pomegranate Party Punch | Cravings of a Lunatic | Perfect for parties, you can spike one batch and leave the other unspiked.

I had a ton of fun planning what to make. I wrestled with how to handle this since lots of my readers know I can’t drink. So a really good friend of mine suggested doing punch. She was right on the money. When we throw parties this is just the kind of thing we make. So I dug through my recipe notebooks. I haven’t thrown a party in some time but luckily I had some of my old ones in an old notebook. This one is super versatile and you can swap out ingredients easily, and adjust the sweetness based on your own taste. I love recipes like this one.

I hope you enjoy this too. Make sure you scroll down to see a list of all our participants, sponsors and also to enter the giveaway for tons of amazing prizes. You are going to want to enter this one. The prizes are wicked cool. I wish I could enter myself.

Pomegranate Party Punch | Cravings of a Lunatic | Perfect for parties, you can spike one batch and leave the other unspiked.

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Pomegranate Party Punch | Cravings of a Lunatic | Perfect for parties, you can spike one batch and leave the other unspiked.

Pomegranate Party Punch #CocktailDay

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Pomegranate Party Punch #CocktailDay

This Pomegranate Party Punch is both delicious and versatile. You can make this Spiked or Unspiked. Perfect for parties, have one of each!

Ingredients

  • 8 cups of lemon-lime flavoured carbonated drink (use sparking wine if making making this an alcohol-friendly version)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups cups Pomegranate Juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar (more if you have a sweet tooth)
  • 2 oranges, sliced thinly, use the middle slices, not the ends
  • 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds
  • 4 cups of ice
  • Garnish: fresh mint

Instructions

  • In a large bowl or pitcher mix the carbonated drink (or sparkling wine if making an alcohol-friendly version) with the Pomegranate juice and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the orange slices, pomegranate seeds and mix again.
  • Right before serving add the ice.
  • At the last minute add the mint, it will over-power your drink if you add it too soon. Stir.
  • Serve with a big old pomegranate party punch loving smile!
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Our sponsors for Cocktail Day are Molecule-RPage St. PublishingRace Point PublishingFair Winds PressMicroplane, and Not So Simple Syrup.

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Molecule-R can be found on Facebook, and YouTube. Molecular gastronomy can be defined as the fusion of food science and culinary arts. Molecular gastronomy by Molecule-R is a cookbook with stunning recipes explained and illustrated with the intelligence and aesthetic beauty that defines the MOLECULE-R brand. Mojito R-Evolution teaches you how to deconstruct your mojito into floating mint caviar and spectacular foams or encapsulate your favorite cocktail into a sphere that will explode in your mouth. Margarita R-Evolution teaches you how to create a margarita slush topped with a fresh lemon mousse, add a splash of colour by creating blue azure suspended pearls or encapsulate your margarita into an edible cocktail! Cosmo R-Evolution teaches you how to add a molecular twist to your traditional cosmo sure to awe your guests! Serve a cosmopolitan bubble on a spoon that will pop in your mouth, top off your cocktail with a light fluffy cranberry foam or suspend citrus caviar in your drink.

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Microplane can be found on FacebookTwitter and YouTube. Microplane is a division of family-owned Grace Manufacturing Inc., a long-standing company specializing in the crafting of precision thin metal parts for home and industrial use. The versatile Ultimate Citrus Tool features Microplane’s surgical grade stainless steel Fine blade. In addition, the Ultimate Citrus Tool features two decorative garnishing blades in a large (.300-inch diameter) and small (.180-inch diameter) size.  The blades are made in the USA and are dishwasher safe. Microplane’s sleekly designed and multi-functional Bartender’s Garnishing Tool easily opens bottles, effortlessly zests oranges, lemons, limes, and other types of citrus fruits, and is dishwasher safe.

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Not So Simple Syrup can be found on Facebook, and Twitter. Not So Simple Syrup is a small, local maker of simple syrups. Heidi and Barbie’s passion is to create all natural syrups that inspire and stimulate your pension for amazing mixed drinks as well as iced teas and non-alcoholic beverages too. They pride themselves on individual service.  When you purchase a NSSS product, you can be sure that it received their personal stamp of approval. The Not So Simple Syrup Survival Gift Basket has two flavours of delicious all natural Not So Simple Syrup, a muddler for the perfect Mojito you might want to create, two glasses and a bar towel.

A special thank you to The Messy Baker for allowing us to use her gift basket photo. We really appreciate it.

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Page St. PublishingRace Point PublishingFair Winds Press are 3 amazing publishing companies. Check them out and spend some time poking about. They publish the most amazing cookbooks on the planet. We’re lucky to have 3 wonderful cookbooks up for grabs thanks to these companies today.

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The list of prizes for Cocktail Day:

2  Individual Copies of Molecule Gastronomy by Molecule-R Cookbook

1 Set of Mojito R-evolution (Molecular Mixology Kit)

1 Set of Margarita R-evolution (Molecular Mixology Kit)

1 Set of Cosmo R-evolution (Molecular Mixology Kit)

1 Copy of The Architecture of the Cocktail sponsored by Race Point Publishing

1 Copy of Apothecary Cocktails sponsored by Fair Winds Press

1 Copy of The Best Craft Cocktails and Bartending with Flair sponsored by Page St. Publishing

Not So Simple Gift Basket

Microplane Bartender’s Garnishing Tool

1 Microplane Citrus Tool

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I would like to take a minute to personally thank Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake and Donna of Cookistryfor hosting this event with me. I appreciate having partners in crime for events such as this. You ladies made this event special. Also thanks to all of our participants for joining us today. A special thanks to all of our sponsors for making Cocktail Day an event to remember. I raise my glass to all of you.

Pomegranate Party Punch | Cravings of a Lunatic | Perfect for parties, you can spike one batch and leave the other unspiked.

Congratulations to all our Cocktail Day Giveaway Winners:

  • Molecular Gastronomy by Molecule-R Cookbook #1: Tanya Edward Holland
  • Molecular Gastronomy by Molecule-R Cookbook #2: Lana Gilmore
  • Mojito R-Evolution Kit: Gary Lee
  • Margarita R-Evolution: Jenny Hartin
  • Cosmo R-Evolution: Gina Guthrie
  • The Architecture of the Cocktail Cookbook: Pam Schraeder
  • Apothecary Cocktails Cookbook: Sherri Ann Richerson
  • The Best Craft Cocktails Cookbook: Candice O’Bannan
  • Not So Simple Syrup Gift Basket: Pam Krick Gurganus
  • Microplane Bartender’s Garnishing Tool: Sarah Fulginiti
  • Microplane Citrus Tool: Michelle Feltes

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED! xx

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Cheers!

Pomegranate Party Punch | Cravings of a Lunatic | Perfect for parties, you can spike one batch and leave the other unspiked.

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Comments

  1. 1

    Such a pretty drink Kim! This looks amazing anyway you decide to have it. Thanks for being the hostess with the mostess!

  2. 3

    What a great idea and great cocktail! This would be perfect for my girlfriends!

    • 4
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      You must try it. It’s so good and the presentation is lovely. Just add the garnish at the last minute or it overpowers it.

  3. 5

    I love a passion fruit mojito

  4. 7

    I’ve learned that non-alcoholic drinks are the way to go when hosting an event. Otherwise I forget stuff like: cook food, serve guests, underwear UNDER the pants…

  5. 9

    What a fun punch! Love the color! And what a fun event, too. Looks like I’ve got a whole bunch of drinks to read about. A tough job, but someone has to do it! Thanks for this.

    • 10
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Ha, I love your sense of adventure John. You crack me up.

      This was so much fun to make. I love this drink. I can’t wait till summer and I can make a gazillion fruity ones.

  6. 11

    Beautiful photos and beautiful punch, Kim! I would adore a big glass of that, spiked or not, it looks so wonderful. Thank you so much for all of your hard work for Cocktail Day! It was a privilege to take part.

    • 12
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks so much Stacy. I had fun. And thanks for joining us, thrilled to have you. So glad you did this with us.

  7. 13

    Absolutely stunning punch, Kim! This drink has done the impossible: made me thankful for winter because it means those beautiful pomegranates are in season! Thank you so much for putting together Cocktail Day and keeping all of us in line. I am seriously in awe of how you manage to get it all done and make gorgeous things like this. You need to bottle up your energy and put THAT in a cocktail (or mocktail). Thank you again! xo

    • 14
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks Kelly. That was a hard challenge for me. I like fruity drinks so I was trying to find a way to go with the season. Thanks for joining us for this. I’m so glad you did. xx

  8. 15
    Georgette Helton says:

    margarita is my favorite drink…Thanks for your time and the nice giveaway

  9. 17
    Pam Gurganus says:

    My favorite cocktail is a bloody mary!

  10. 19
    Paula Contreras says:

    Wow, what a great put together and I just love anything Pomegranate, great recipe.

  11. 21

    Wow. That looks amazing!!! I’ve been making things like this to help with my sparkling wine addiction since I got pregnant… and this one is going to the top of the grocery list ;)

    • 22
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      It’s a great non drinkie drink. I can’t partake of alcohol because of ibs so I love finding ways to make pretty virgin ones. Hope you love it.

  12. 23

    Pomegranate sound good to me.

  13. 25

    Such a gorgeous drink, thank so much for hosting a spectacular event!!

  14. 27

    Beautiful photo’s Kim! I’ve never had pomegranate, I’ll be trying it soon!

  15. 29

    My fave of all time is a damm dirty, dirty, Dirty Martini with 3 gigantic, humungus-sized green olives! Love this party punch and will check out the twitter party!

  16. 31

    YuM!! This looks so refreshing!!

  17. 33

    What a gorgeous drink! A great spicy Bloody Mary sounds good to me.

  18. 35

    Gorgeous punch and photography! Definitely a great party punch!

  19. 37

    Love the photos! I alos love a good fruity sangria.

  20. 39

    I love margaritas or Canadian Club and ginger ale.

  21. 41

    Your punch is beautiful and it looks insanely delicious! Thank you so much for coordinating cocktail day for us all. You have done so much for us.

  22. 43
    Jaye Lorton says:

    I know it isn’t very original, and while I love trying new cocktails, my all time favorite is a Screwdriver (OJ and premium vodka). This punch looks wonderful though…May need to try this next!

  23. 45

    Rum and amaretto with hot black coffee topped with whipped cream.

  24. 47

    Mojitos are my fave!

  25. 49

    mm this punch sounds great! I’d totally make this for my next girls night :)

  26. 51

    This is gorgeous! Love the color and it sounds delicious.

  27. 54

    I’d ask for a big glass when this was offered. It looks marvelous and the color makes me want it even more.

  28. 56

    Oh wow… what a gorgeous colour! And I bet it tastes pretty darn good, too.
    I’m now seriously regretting not picking up that giant container of pomegranate seeds from Costco earlier today… it would’ve been the perfect excuse to make this punch. :)

    • 57
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks Izz. I love pomegranate. I asked hubs to pick up seeds and he came home with a huge bag of pomegranates, no container of just seeds. Lol.

  29. 58

    This looks DELICIOUS and your photos jump off the screen! ….and now I’m thirsty! What a great idea for a bloggy party! I’m off to blog hop!

    • 59
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks Ann. This was fun to do.

      I owe you a chat. It’s been nuts trying to keep up with everything while sick. Let’s try later next week. I miss you. xx

  30. 60
    Mandy Shannon says:

    Hmmmm whiskey sour is my kinda drink ;) or maybe some sangria oh yummmm

  31. 62

    I don’t drink very much either…. so this is a perfect punch for me. :) I love all these adornments… very festive. :)

    • 63
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      I wish I could, there’s something so sexy about a cocktail. But I had to cut it out when I got sick. I love making things like this. It feels more like a grown up drink than so many others. And I love pretty drinks and food so it’s right up my alley.

  32. 64

    How Gorgeous!!!!! Absolutely Lovely Kim!!!!

  33. 66

    Holy cow, Kim, that punch is amazing. I don’t drink anymore, but I love to have something other than water. I wouldn’t even wait for a party to make this, but would just keep the pitcher by my desk so I can keep pouring.

    • 67
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Ha, it’s just so much prettier than water right. I love it because it means I get to drink a grown up drink at parties. I always feel so boring, this is definitely not boring.

  34. 68

    Love the photo with the pitcher actually pouring your cocktail. You are really rocking the photos girl. I think I would enjoy anything with pomegranate in it. Perhaps I can drink extra because it it so good for you. :)

    • 69
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thank you so much. I had so much fun taking these photos. This drink is so good, a definite favourite.

  35. 70

    Such a gorgeous mocktail, my friend!!! Thanks for being our fearless leader for Cocktail Day! You’re the best!

  36. 72

    Beautiful, Kim! That really does look inviting and I can see making a big pitcher of it to sip on the porch in the summer…with a little vodka, of course. :)

    • 73
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks Anita. And of course vodka, my brother loves vodka so that’s what I spike stuff like this with.

  37. 74

    Wow! This drink not only looks spectacular but sounds delicious!

  38. 76
    Sally Tews says:

    I am stuck on my red wine~but could definatly get into this>

  39. 78

    I love Tom Collin’s

  40. 80

    I love gin punches.

  41. 82
    jodi schulman says:

    That looks so good. id love to win. So cool

  42. 84
    Tanya Holland says:

    I love margaritas.

  43. 86
    tanya holland says:

    Margaritas are my favorite drink.

  44. 88

    I love the color of that punch – why is it that red drinks are so appealing? Or is it just me? Thanks for organizing this awesome event.

    • 89
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks Donna. I feel the same way, I’m drawn to red and pink. Thanks so much for all your help lady. I appreciate it. xx

  45. 90
    Amanda Falicki says:

    Bloody Mary

  46. 92

    I’m a fan of beer, but I do love a good Bloody Mary!

  47. 94

    Delicious cocktail, definitely a must try looks amazing and I can’t wait to make it.
    Thank you for sharing.

  48. 96

    Gorgeous. Make mine spiked, please.

  49. 98
    Tracy Spangler says:

    In my much younger days I used to enjoy whiskey sours. Nowadays I just drink coffee, too many energy drinks and water with fresh fruit. Thanks!

  50. 100
    Chris Harris says:

    Oh my goodness does that look delicious and refreshing!

  51. 102

    Kim, your punch looks delicious! Very nice picture. Thanks for organizing this event. I’ve been a failure but learned lots and WILL be better next time!

    • 103
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks Guyla. And not at all. If I hadn’t been running appetizer week I could have helped more. Next time have me and Liz walk you through. You did great for a first timer, these things are complicated and there’s a learning curve. We’ll get you up to speed for the next thing. I’m so glad you joined us. I adore Liz, so any friend of hers is a friend of mine.

  52. 104
    Sally Tews says:

    I am trying this! It looks so D-Lish :-) and the oranges right now are soooo good.

  53. 106
    Kelly Archibald says:

    Hello! I came across this recipe and think it would be perfect for my girlfriend’s wedding shower. How many does the recipe serve? We are expecting around 50 people and I wasn’t sure if I should be doubling or tripling this recipe. Let me know what you think! Thanks, Kelly

    • 107
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Hi Kelly:

      Thanks so much. This makes about 14 cups of punch but about 4 cups of that is ice. I generally figure about 1/2 cup or 4 ounces per person. So if you factor in the ice this technically serves 28. But personally I always make more than enough to be sure. I’d do 2 or 3 for 50 people, and have some alternate beverages available. Hope that helps. Also don’t put the mint in until you’re almost ready to serve it. It will overpower the drink quickly. It’s more garnish with a hint of taste. Same goes with the fresh fruit, if you prep too early everything gets soggy. Hope everyone enjoys it. Have fun at the shower. xx

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