Pomegranate Molasses Seltzer: An Untraditional, Refreshing Drink

Pomegranate Molasses Drink
Stephanie Lang, MS, RDN, CDN
Total Time: 5 min
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Servings: 1

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

47 calories
0g fat
12g carbs
0g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving  
Calories 47
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 10g  
Includes 7g Added Sugars 14%
Protein 0g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 198mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Sugary beverages like soda can lead to weight gain if consumed in excess. Try this pomegranate refresher for a low calorie alternative to soda.

Seltzer water tastes fizzy and you can add your own flavors to make it taste good. This recipe features pomegranate molasses, which gives a slightly sweet yet funky, almost vinegary taste to the drink.

Start with one teaspoon pomegranate molasses per glass, then taste and add more as desired. The more molasses you add, the darker the color of the drink will be. Garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds to add a fun pop of color and a tasty nutritious bite.


  • 1-2 teaspoons pomegranate molasses
  • 10 fluid ounces seltzer water
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate arils
  • ice


  1. Start with 1 teaspoon of pomegranate molasses. Add to a tall glass and pour the seltzer water over. Stir. Taste and add another teaspoon as desired.

  2. If there are some specks in your drink (this may happen with some pomegranate molasses products), simply strain the liquid for a clean look.

  3. Add the pomegranate arils and ice.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

If you do not have pomegranate molasses, you can use a mix of equal parts apple cider vinegar (or regular molasses) and pomegranate juice, or even a sweet aged balsamic vinegar.

Cooking and Serving Tips

Look for re-usable stainless steel straws at the store. This not only helps reduce your environmental impact by reducing waste, but the stainless steel straw also makes cold drinks taste extra cold!

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