What You Need:
2 pints pomegranate juice
1 1/2 C sugar
12 fresh sage leaves, crushed
2 lemon peel strips
1 C lemon juice
1 (750 ml) bottle club soda, chilled
How to Make It:
Place the juice into a large saucepan and place the pan over medium heat.
Stir in the sugar, sage and lemon peel.
Bring the mixture to a brisk boil.
Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove the pan from the stove and stir in the lemon juice.
Pour the mixture into a glass pitcher and chill 4 hours.
Before serving remove the lemon peel and strain out the sage.
Fill 6 oz. glasses with a little ice, half full of the juice mixture and top with the club soda and stir.
Serving Size: 12
Santa sippers can be made and kept in the refrigerator for up to 1 week before using. Replace the club soda with a dry sparkling wine if you prefer.