My best friend Joy was in town last weekend for a little project we’ve been working on. We did what we normally do when we get together, laugh, laugh some more, go for long walks, laugh again, and then make new recipes and fun cocktails we’ve been eyeing. This pomegranate lemonade was one of the results. The pomegranates came from our neighbors overgrown tree that drops tons of beautiful pomegranates in our yard. We were lucky this year to find most untouched from birds and insects.
This drink is absolutely refreshing and simple to make. Classic lemonade is jazzed up with juice from muddled pomegranate seeds. You can strain it over ice, or enjoy the pulp like I did. We took it a little bit further and added some gin to ours. It was so good.
6 ounces of lemonade
1 tablespoon of pomegranate kernels, extra for garnishing top
Optional - 1 or 1 1/2 ounces of gin or vodka
Spoon 1 tablespoon of pomegranate kernels into a martini drink shaker. Muddle well, add ice cubes, lemonade, and gin or vodka, if using. Shake vigorously. Strain lemonade into a serving glass with ice and add the remaining 2 teaspoons of pomegranate kernels for a garnish.