Pom Wonderful and was a lucky recipient of a case of complimentary Pom Wonderful Pomegranate Juice. As a child I used to eat Pomegranates (what Nanny called Chinese Apples) all the time. Nanny would cut it open, expose the seeds and I would bite into the red jewels and chomp on a mouthful. I mostly liked the juice and didn't swallow the tiny seed. After reading up on the fruit on the Pom Wonderful website, I found that there is a much easier way to remove the fruit, which I learned are called the arils. To see a video on how to do this click here. I also learned that there are many different ways to use the arils and the juice, not to mention the health benefits. You can read all about it yourself on their website. Although eating them with Nanny was always fun, I think I actually enjoy it most now in it's juiced form.
Yesterday I celebrated my brother's birthday with my family. Steve and I made a yummy cocktail featuring the pomegranate juice and they were a big hit. If you don't like strong drinks this one is definitely for you, it's sweet and refreshing and goes down very easy. This is best in a champagne glass but my parents (who aren't big drinkers) don't have champagne glasses (perhaps it would be a good gift for Christmas) so we used a wine glass. You don't get as many bubbles but it still tastes great!
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2 cup water
4 tablespoon sugar
2 cup pomegranate juice
8 cups Champagne or sparkling wine
1. Make simple syrup - Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Let cool. Refrigerate.
2. Pour 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice and 1 tablespoon simple syrup into 4 Champagne glasses. Top each serving with 1/2 cup Champagne. Serve immediately.