Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pomegranate Drink

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

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