Thursday, January 06, 2011

One down, four to go


I committed to trying five new recipes during January, as part of my 2011 Actions. I've made a good start, having jotted down quite a few ideas already, so I don't think this is going to be all that difficult. I'm starting off simply, with a drink recipe I created the other day.

I noticed pomegranates while shopping last week, and bought one on the spur of the moment, although I didn't have a specific dish in mind to use it in. We had friends coming for a BBQ on Sunday night, and I had a sudden brainwave, and came up with this super-easy Pomegranate cocktail:

Grab four champagne flutes and pour a glug of Grenadine into each. Maybe ...a tablespoon? I didn't measure, so you'll just have to work it out for yourself, depending on how sweet you like it. Cut a pomegranate in half and squeeze each half over a bowl to collect the juice and seeds. Scoop a heaped dessert spoon of seeds and a bit of juice into each glass. Then top up with champagne. If you want to get fancy, garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

If you want a non-alcoholic "mocktail", just use sparkling mineral water or soda water instead of the champagne. There's no alcohol in Grenadine; it's just a pomegranate flavoured syrup. BTW, you should find it at any bottle shop, where they keep the mixers.

I don't have a photo (sorry), so you'll have to take my word for it that they look very, very pretty. Taste great too. :)

Maybe I'll just have to make some more, and then post the recipe over on my food blog...

No, this isn't a recipe for a MEAL, but it's still a recipe. Works for me.

1 comment:

Charlotte Orr said...

Sounds nice! I also saw a recipe for a Pimm Pom recently (Pimms and pomegranate juice) that sounded quite good.

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