If you like a mojito you are so going to love this pomegranate version which adds a stunning flavour dimension to the lime and mint.
I love this cocktail because it’s not that sweet and is so easy to make. It’s literally a case of banging all the ingredients into a glass and giving them a good muddle and stir.
I know we are heading towards winter in Cape Town, but who doesn’t mind a refreshing drink at any time of the year. Pomegranates are in season at the moment (March to May), so its a good time to consider ways to turn this delicious fruit into tasty things. I’m rather a fan it has to be said, and these are a few of my favourite recipes with pomegranates:
ps ~if you don’t want to look like you’ve been attacked by a wild animal after de-seeding and juicing a pomegranate, then click on the first two link for details
I also decided to make a little video to show you all how easily its done.
- 1/2 a llime cut into 4 wedges
- small handful mint leaves (plus a sprig to garnish)
- 1 teaspoon sugar (add more if you like it sweeter)
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) freshly squeezed pomegranate juice
- 45 - 60ml white rum (or depending how strong you want it)
- 2 Tbsp pomegranate seeds
- soda water to top up
- about a cup of ice
- a lime wedge to garnish
- Put the lime, mint and sugar into a tall glass and muddle to release the juice and the flavour from the leaves.
- Add the pomegranate juice, seeds & rum, and then add the ice. Stir.
- Top the glass to the rim with soda water and stir again.
- Garnish with a wedge of lime and a sprig of mint
- Add more sugar if you prefer your cocktail a little sweeter.
- To make it virginal, simply leave out the alcohol
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