Cream soda has become a sugary treat that I try to avoid, but, hey, a girl’s got to have a little fun. So, about once a week I have a 12 oz. cream soda. If I can find the 6 oz. cans, then I get to have TWO a week!
To try to make it a hair more healthy, I have started adding a splash of pomegranate juice. The benefits you derive from pomegranates are antioxidants, Vitamin C, potassium and Vitamin E. However, there is a downside of all the sugar that is found in the brand of juice to which I have access. Eight ounces has 32 grams of sugar.
However, if you are having company and want to serve a refreshing drink that is a bit different, try the pomegranate cream soda. If you really want to be snazzy, give it a catchy name like Pomegranate Sassafrass, Blossum Juice or Tiger’s Blood…whatever plays to your crowd or goes with your theme.
All you need is:
“Decant” the soda into a glass filled with ice. Add a splash or two of pomegranate juice. Stir.
I like it with a quick splash of juice that makes it the color of a strong tea. For a 12 oz. can of soda that is about 2 tablespoons.
If you want to make it an adult drink, add a bit of vodka.
If serving for a gathering, buy the cream soda in a 2 liter bottle and mix the soda and juice in a pitcher. When you serve the individual glasses, pour the mixture over ice.
For on-the-go enjoyment, open a can of cream soda. Take a couple of drinks. Add your desired amount of pomegranate juice, and you are good to go! Enjoy!