Holiday Punch Pomegranate Iced Tea

This pomegranate iced tea non alcoholic holiday punch recipe is vibrant and naturally sweet! It’s quick to make and perfect for entertaining.

Pomegranate iced tea holiday punch recipe | Non alcoholic holiday punch

This Holiday Punch Pomegranate Iced Tea recipe was created in partnership with Milo’s Tea. All opinions are our own.

The other day a friend of ours opened our refrigerator and said, “You have Milo’s Tea!” He was pretty excited since he didn’t realize you could get this Southern specialty here in Indiana and many other cities across the country. So today we’ve created a fun holiday drink recipe with Milo’s Famous Tea: a holiday punch recipe with pomegranate iced tea! And it could not be more delicious or vibrant! Keep reading for our non alcoholic holiday punch pomegranate iced tea recipe, and a few holiday entertaining tips.

Pomegranate iced tea holiday punch recipe | Non alcoholic holiday punch

About Milo’s Tea

So, what is Milo’s Tea? Milo’s is an award winning tea made with natural ingredients and no colors or preservatives. Milo’s was founded as a restaurant in 1946 by Milo and Bea Carlton after Milo returned from World War II. Milo’s philosophy was simple – use high quality, natural ingredients, listen to your customers and never sacrifice taste. His vision still guides the company today: they source only natural ingredients, fresh brew all of their teas, and don’t use colors, acids, or preservatives. A husband and wife team creating a business based on values? Sounds like a company after our own heart! (Will A Couple Cooks live on 70 years into the future? Who knows…!)

Milo’s tea is available sweetened with pure cane sugar, no calorie sweetened with sucralose, or unsweetened. For this holiday punch recipe, we used the unsweetened tea to make for a naturally sweet drink. Keep reading for the recipe!

Where to find Milo’s Tea? Tea? Find Milo’s in the refrigerated juice section of your local supermarket! Click here for the store locator and enter your zip code!

Pomegranate iced tea holiday punch recipe | Non alcoholic holiday punch

Pomegranate iced tea holiday punch recipe | Non alcoholic holiday punch

How to make this holiday punch recipe

So, let’s say you’re entertaining this holiday season and you need a fun drink. Alex and I are all about cocktails, but at the same time we love serving something that everyone can enjoy! So, we created this non alcoholic holiday punch recipe. It’s so beautiful, and you can make it alcoholic too if you’d prefer (shoot us your ideas in the comments below!).

A few important notes: this non alcoholic holiday punch recipe is more like pomegranate iced tea that’s flavored and served like holiday punch. It’s naturally sweet and it’s just sweet enough to be the perfect fit for eating with a holiday meal. Personally we love cocktails, but find that their flavor is so strong that they compete with food. This holiday punch recipe is the perfect naturally sweet drink to enjoy with a meal: it’s flavor will compliment but not overwhelm your food! We’re going to have it at our Thanksgiving this year; it would be perfect for a holiday party. Here are the components in this naturally sweet holiday punch recipe:

  • Milo’s Famous Unsweet Tea: it’s got a clean, pure tea flavor
  • Pomegranate juice: adds a naturally sweet tang to the iced tea
  • Fresh orange & lime juice: fresh citrus juice brings it up a notch
  • Sparkling cider: brings a naturally sweet flavor and a tinge of bubbles

And then, the garnish for this iced tea holiday punch recipe! We used sliced orange and lime, pomegranate seeds, and rosemary branches for a beautiful presentation. What’s more holiday than that? See our recipe below for our method of how to seed a pomegranate. We hope you enjoy this pomegranate iced tea holiday punch recipe: let us know in the comments below.

Pomegranate iced tea holiday punch recipe | Non alcoholic holiday punch

Pomegranate iced tea holiday punch recipe | Non alcoholic holiday punch

Looking for more drink recipes?

Outside of this holiday punch recipe, we have lots of delicious drink recipes on A Couple Cooks! Here are our favorite drink recipes:

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This holiday punch recipe is non alcoholic, vegetarian, vegan, plant based, dairy free, naturally sweet, and refined sugar free.

Pomegranate iced tea holiday punch recipe | Non alcoholic holiday punch

Pomegranate iced tea holiday punch recipe | Non alcoholic holiday punch

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Pomegranate iced tea holiday punch recipe | Non alcoholic holiday punch

Pomegranate Iced Tea Holiday Punch Recipe


1 Star (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 1)

  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This pomegranate iced tea non alcoholic holiday punch recipe is vibrant and naturally sweet! It’s quick to make and perfect for entertaining.


Ingredients

For the holiday punch iced tea

  • 1/2 gallon (8 cups) Milo’s Famous Unsweet Tea
  • 2 oranges (1/2 cup fresh orange juice)
  • 1 lime (2 tablespoons lime juice)
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 bottle (750 mL) sparkling apple cider

For the garnish

  • Seeds from 1 pomegranate
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1 lime
  • 2 rosemary branches (optional)

Instructions

For the holiday punch iced tea: in a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Add the sparkling cider just before serving.

Seed the pomegranate: Cut the pomegranate into quarters and place them in a large bowl of water. Under the water, gently pull out the seeds with your fingers. Eventually, you’ll be able to turn the peel inside out to extract the seeds closest to the outer skin. As you work, the pomegranate seeds will sink to the bottom, while the white pith from the fruit will float to the top. When all of the seeds are extracted, skim off the white pith and strain out the water. Rinse the pomegranate seeds, then store the extra seeds in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Thinly slice the orange and lime. Pour the holiday punch iced tea into a pitcher (adding the sparkling cider last), then add the rosemary branches and orange and lime slices into the pitcher. Add the pomegranate seeds and serve.

Keywords: Holiday Punch, Iced Tea, Pomegranate, Pomegranate Iced Tea, Orange, Lemon, Naturally Sweet, Refined Sugar Free

About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is an acclaimed vegetarian cookbook author and cook based in Indianapolis. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best vegetarian cookbooks” by Epicurious.

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Kimberley
    November 7, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    I’m all over festive holiday drinks without booze ;)

  • Reply
    Sarah @ Snixy Kitchen
    November 13, 2018 at 4:39 am

    This is my kind of holiday drink! Plus I grew up with tea in my fridge at all times, so I’m definitely into this!

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