Pomegranate and Orange Peel Fizz Recipe
Active time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Use a knife to cut skin and white pith off orange in large peels. Place peels in a small saucepan with 1 cup water and sugar and bring to a simmer over high heat. Lower heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes, then let cool. Strain before using. (You'll have more syrup than needed, but once strained, it keeps for a month in the fridge.)
Cut peeled orange into 8 slices and cut 4 slices in half, forming half moons. Place 1 full and 1 half slice in the bottom of each of 4 (8-ounce) glasses and muddle lightly. Add a couple of small ice cubes to each, followed by 1 1/2 Tbsp. orange peel syrup and ¼ cup each pomegranate juice and seltzer, and stir to combine. Add more syrup, juice, or seltzer to taste. Garnish each glass with one halved orange slice and pomegranate seeds.