May 29, 2010

Persephone's Pomegranate Punch

Persephone's Pomegranate Punch

In Greek mythology, the changing of seasons is attributed to the goddess Persephone, whose fruitful symbol is the many-seeded pomegranate.

Lest you think all we drink around here are our lovely Oregon wines, let me offer this as our house summer beverage of refreshment. Appropriate for young, old and teetotalers alike, it is pretty to look at, chilled and refreshing, good for you, and not-too-tart-not-too-sweet delicious to boot.

This beverage is fitting as our summer stand-by this year, too, as one of Persephone's other attributes is that of protector of marriage. Since our Big Day is right on the heels of summer, we'll sip of Persephone's fruit as we allow her to do her good work in our behalf.
Persephone's Pomegranate Punch

Fill a large highball glass with ice. Squeeze in one lime wedge, and toss the squeezed wedge into the glass. Pour in 2 ounces 100% pure Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice. Shake in two dashes of Angostura bitters, and top the glass off with sparkling water. Garnish with a lime slice, if desired.

15 comments:

  1. I love that pomegranate juice, and this cocktail looks like summer fun.

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  2. This looks so lovely and sounds very refreshing!

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  3. Your second photograph is breathtaking! The shadows stretch perfectly away from the glass of refreshing summer, just like the shadows of summer that grow longer through the day. Thank you for sharing this little bit of beauty!

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  4. I enjoyed your write up pulling in Greek mythology. Sounds like a great drink to serve during the summer, especially when there's guest. =)

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  5. sounds delicious!!! pomegrante is a great choice for this punch! And your images are outstanding!

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  6. Pretty to look at, refreshing to taste. Always love new things to do with POM. Perfect summer drink. Wishing I could make that photo - real!

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  7. Your last three posts have me marveling at your beautiful writing, photography, mouthwatering pork chops and pasta, and now a lovely summer cocktail recipe to wash it down with! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Refreshing drink! I'm seeing a lot of creative drink recipes lately. Love it!

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  9. Oh wow this sounds so fresh, I would love to drink this on a hot summer afternoon! Plus the colors look really beautiful. :)

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  10. This sounds really good and very interesting. I have a big bottle of Pom in my refrigerator. I love it and pour it into tea and also mix it with Crystal Light. It is great.

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  11. I love pomegranates! And this sounds so refreshing right now:)

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  12. This looks so refreshing. Thanks for sharing, I'll be trying it soon!

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  13. Beautiful photo, so full of light.

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