This is one of the drinks I served last night with my bread pudding. I don't know if they necessarily go together, but they were both tasty. I halved the recipe yesterday, but this would be a great drink for a party.
1/4 cup mint leaves
4 cups of pomegranate juice (or cranberry)
1/4 cup of sugar
2 32 oz. bottles of club soda or 3 750-ml bottles of white wine
Place mint leaves in a pitcher. Use a spoon to bruise the leaves. (This is done to release the flavor.) Add pomegranate juice and sugar; stir to dissolve. Cover and chill 2 to 4 hours. Remove mint leaves and discard. Syrup can be stored for up to 48 hours after mint has been removed.
For each serving, pour 3 tablespoons of pomegranate mixture over ice. Top with club soda or dry white wine (about 1/3 cup per serving).
This will make 20 servings