Vanilla-Pomegranate Italian Soda

Vanilla-Pomegranate Italian SodaRecipe
Oxmoor House
Pomegranate juice is chock-full of antioxidants, but it can be very tart. Vanilla syrup mellows the tartness, creating a sophisticated soda.


Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 85
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 21.4 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 45 mg
Calcium 19 mg


1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups seltzer, chilled
1 cup pomegranate juice, chilled


1. Combine sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool 30 minutes or until room temperature.

2. Combine cooled vanilla syrup, seltzer, and pomegranate juice in a pitcher. Fill each of 4 glasses with ice; divide soda among glasses.

Tasty Twist Use this recipe as inspiration to make your own Italian sodas: swap the pomegranate juice for another intense juice, like cherry or blueberry. You can also change the syrup flavor with extracts or herbs.