Jolly Sippers

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.

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