Prepare this flavor-packed, easy-to-make syrup in advance, and then make this wonderful Winter lemonade by the glass in under a minute.
This lemonade is rich with the flavors of North Africa: Pomegranate, Mint, Honey, and Citrus. Try using limes instead of lemons for an interesting variation. Muddling citrus along with fresh mint releases the citrus oil from the rind and some bitterness from the pith balancing the sweetness of the Honey and adding dimension to the citrus flavor. We like late-summer wildflower honey in this lemonade for its deep floral notes, but any honey will work. For all-day hydration that's more interesting than water try a "light" or more watered down version. Sparkling water makes this really festive and kids love it.
Adding whole pomegranate seeds puts this lemonade over the top but is optional. To avoid a choking hazard, leave out the seeds and strain out the lemon and mint before serving this to young children. The photo above shows the lemonade without the optional pomegranate seeds.