If you’ve ever visited or lived in Germany, then you know about the schorle (pronounced shore-la). A schorle can be either juiced mixed with sparkling water or wine mixed with sparkling water. Those who value their the quality of their wine, would never dream of making it into a schorle, but there’s nothing better than a riesling schorle on a hot day — so refreshing. This pomegranate schorle might just become one of your new favorite drinks.
Europeans love their sparkling water. It’s different though, they drink sparkling mineral water and that’s just not my style, it makes me thirsty — ironic, I know. So, I use flavored sparkling water like, LaCroix or Spindrift.
I choose a good juice for a schorle, always 100% fruit juice, because why wouldn’t you? For this schorle, I obviously use pomegranate juice, which we have in our house pretty often and I make gummies from it. I give it to my oldest daughter for extra antioxidants during track season.
To be honest, this isn’t really even a recipe, it’s just an idea. It’s a way to have a refreshing drink that cuts your calories in half by adding some fizzy water, but you still get the same amount of refreshment. You could absolutely make a wine schorle and add a bit of juice in there too with your sparkling water.
A couple of tips
- Use a strong juice like pomegranate or concord grape. Stay away from pineapple or orange.
- Use a sparkling water that you like to drink plain
- Do half water and half juice
- Fruit garnish is super fun – add it always!
If you need some dinner pairings, try these:
- Caprese panzanella with chickpeas
- Black bean and poblano enchiladas
- Farro salad with lemon, cucumber, and herbs
I hope you enjoy making your schorle and dream of your European vacation!Print
2 cups pomegranate juice
2 cups sparkling water
1/4 cup pomegranate arils
Into each of 4 glasses, add 1/2 cup juice and fill with 1/2 cup water. Garnish with pomegranate arils