Festive Fruit Juice Cocktail



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Its the season for fresh fruits, with Plums, Pomegranates, Apples, Cranberries and more filling up the stalls at the farmers' market! And one of the easiest ways to enjoy the flavor and health benefits of fruits is by juicing them and drinking them down. Though Cocktails are more preferred on festive occasions, fresh fruit mocktails have a charm of their own! Using some fresh POM pomegranates, plums, raspberries, cranberries and some pineapple, we enjoyed blending them all together to make this beautiful red Juice Cocktail. Pleasing to they eyes, you can even pass it off as a Wine cocktail! It had the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and the small dose of juicy pulp that you can only get from fresh fruits! Healthy, festive and fancy enough to be served at any Holiday Dinner, I might just have found the refreshing Thanksgiving drink recipe I was looking for!

Ingredients
Makes 4 servings
1 cup POM juice or 1 fresh Pomegranate
4 large plums - de-seeded and chopped
1/2 cup chopped pineapple
1/2 cup cranberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1/4 cup water
1 tsp lemon juice (optional)
sugar (optional, if needed)

Method
Remove the seeds if using fresh pomegranates. Blend them alone to extract juice, then pass through a strainer to get clear Pomegranate juice

Now mix all the other ingredients along with the POM juice and blend well to make a smooth Puree. Check for taste, and add the lemon juice and sugar if required. Add water as needed, but just enough to blend the fruits; don't make it too liquid!

Then strain the juice through a fine sieve, especially to remove pomegranate and raspberry seeds.

Pour the festive fall Juice Cocktail into serving glasses. Garnish with a lime wedge if you like, and enjoy!

Related Recipes
Spiced Cranberry Plum Sauce
Pomegranate Martini
Beetroot Juice


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19 comments :

Nags said...

i love fruit punch!

Nazarina A said...

I love the foam on top of the cocktail. It looks like you shook it vigorously, I love it!. I have also just posted a raspberry and cranberry dessert. Great minds think alike!

Nazarina A said...

I have some awards for you!!

Manggy said...

Very substantial and nutritious Mansi! A far cry from the usual holiday drinks, heh heh :)

Dibs said...

Awesome mocktail! Have some awards for you at my blog :-)

Chandani said...

combination of all these fruits sounds so wonderful!!

Rina said...

This is one cool drink...Mansi...

Mansi said...

Manggy - that's perfectly what I thought too:)

Nazarina, Dibs - thanks so much for passing me those awards gals! and congrats on deserving them!!:)

Nags, Chandani - it is indeed a great fruit combo, try it for yourself!:)

Snooky doodle said...

wow must be very refereshing and delicious :)

Curry Leaf said...

Berry Berry PinePlumPom Juice.I will add sugar to mine.Thanks

Johanna said...

this looks delicious - I forgot to bring my fruit to work (it is still at home on the bench) and could do with a large glass of this right now!

Priya said...

Wow wat a combo of fruits..awesome cocktail looks fruity n delicious..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I understand how healthy and nostalgic that juice would ahve been yup nostalgic about summer... First peek into your blog mmm I was wondering how i missed ur space all the while...

Mansi said...

thanks a bunch guys, for all your delicious feedback!

Ramya - glad you found my blog, and hope to see you more often!:)

Sorina said...

Beautiful photos! I really like your site.

lesley said...

Great idea! I love Pomegrantes and Cranberries because they've got such good health benefits! :0)

Aparna said...

Being teetotallers, this is perfect for us. Love the deep red ruby colour.

farida said...

A very nutritious punch! Love the combination of ingredients!

Health Advocate said...

This is a very healthy fruit ouncha and a toast to good health.