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Vanilla-Pomegranate Italian Soda

Oxmoor House
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)
Pomegranate juice is chock-full of antioxidants, but it can be very tart. Vanilla syrup mellows the tartness, creating a sophisticated soda.


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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  3. 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.

Cooking Light Chill