From Lauren Hendrickson, YumSugar
Pomegranate Citrus Cocktail Mixer
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons citrus zest, such as lemon, lime, orange, or grapefruit
4 cups pomegranate juice
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds (optional), for garnish
- Make a simple syrup by combining the sugar, 1 cup water, and zest in a small sauce pan. Bring to boil, stir and ensure all of the the sugar has dissolved.
- Strain the zest from the simple syrup. Let cool.
- Mix the simple syrup with pomegranate juice in a large container.
Makes 4 cups.
For an elegant Champagne cocktail, mix 2 parts sparkling wine to one part pomegranate citrus cocktail mixer. Float 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds in the flute.