Because not all toasts have to include alcohol, the outrageously delicious Ginger Apple Pomegranate Sparkler Mocktail is here! Pair a homemade ginger shrub with Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple-Pomegranate for a glitzy beverage that works for both brunch and New Year’s Eve. (via

Ginger Apple Pomegranate Sparkler Mocktail

  • Author: Susannah Brinkley
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cocktails 1x
  • Category: Beverage


For the ginger shrub

  • 1 5-inch ginger root
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, to taste

For the mocktail

  • 2 ounces shrub
  • 4 ounce pomegranate juice
  • 3 to 4 ounces Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple-Pomegranate
  • pomegranate seeds, for garnish


  1. Peel the ginger root with a sharp knife or vegetable peeler. Grate or finely chop. Set aside.
  2. Add water and sugar to a medium saucepan. Cook on medium heat until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Bring to a simmer and add grated ginger. Reduce heat to low. Cook 5 to 10 minutes, until shrub is fragrant. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  3. Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Strain the ginger root out of the shrub. Discard the ginger. Stir in apple cider vinegar. Store in an airtight glass jar for up to 6 months. (The vinegar helps to preserve the flavor and will evolve over time.)
  4. To make a mocktail, add shrub and pomegranate juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into 4 champagne flutes. Top with Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple-Pomegranate. Sprinkle in 6 to 10 pomegranate seeds for garnish.


Want to make this a cocktail? Add 1 ounce of vodka to the cocktail shaker.