Victor Protasio
Hands-On Time
15 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 45 Mins
14 cups

This tart-sweet cocktail isn’t cloying, thanks to pomegranate juice and a generous serving of lime juice. The result is a pretty red and green punch, a refreshing companion to rich party food. It’s as simple as buying a couple bottles of ingredients (you’ll use them all up instead of adding clutter to your fridge), juicing limes, and making a simple syrup. Easy peasy! Allowing the punch to sit for at least two hours not only allows the flavors to meld, it also means you’re party-ready when guests start arriving.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high; boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Step 2

Stir together simple syrup, tequila, pomegranate juice, and lime juice in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Chill at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.

Step 3

To serve, gently stir in chilled sparkling water; pour into glasses filled with ice. Garnish glasses with pomegranate arils and lime slices.

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