Pomegranate-Ginger Cooler

This colorful and refreshing cocktail can be enjoyed year round!


  • 1 4-in. (10-cm) piece peeled fresh gingerroot
  • 1 can (12 oz/350 g) frozen pomegranate-cherry juice concentrate, thawed
  • 5-6   limes
  • 3 cups (750 mL) chilled club soda
  • 1 bottle (750 mL) sparkling wine such as spumante
  • 4 cups (1 L) ice plus additional for serving


  1. Using Food Chopper, finely chop gingerroot. Place gingerroot and juice concentrate into 2-qt. (2-L) Micro-Cooker. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 6-7 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Carefully remove from microwave; cool 10 minutes. Meanwhile, juice limes with Citrus Juicer & Zester to measure 1/4 cup (50 mL).
  2. Using Stainless Steel Mesh Colander, strain pomegranate mixture and lime juice into Family-Size Quick-Stir Pitcher; discard ginger. Slowly add club soda and sparkling wine; plunge gently to mix. Carefully add ice; plunge gently. Place additional ice in eight glasses; pour beverage over ice.


  • about 8 cups (2 L)
    8  servings of about 3/4 cup (175 mL)

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 170, Total Fat 0 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 26 g, Protein 0 g, Sodium 35 mg, Fiber 0 g

Cook's Tips:

For a delicious nonalcoholic version of this recipe, substitute an additional 3 cups (750 mL) club soda for the sparkling wine.

Any frozen pomegranate juice blend can be substituted for the pomegranate-cherry juice concentrate, if desired.

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