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 it’s 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 links for details
I also decided to make a little video to show you all how easy it’s done.Print
- Prep Time: 10
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1
1/2 a lime cut into 4 wedges
small handful of 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 on 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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