I personally like Jamie Oliver’s style and how simple he talks about cooking. He always makes use of fruits or ingredients that are in season. For this month of love, he chose pomegranates. It is a berry that has the qualities of a citrus fruit as well. So here are some cocktail recipes you can prepare for your loved ones and friends this coming Valentine’s Day.
It is very easy to prepare and the pomegranate gives off a burst of flavor in your mouth. Just make sure you have enough shot glasses for everyone.
Buy a bottle of gin and freeze it.
Next, peel the pomegranates and remove the arils or the purple “capsule like” pulp. Place them in a bowl and refrigerate. It is good to have them ready just in case you want more shots.
After your meal, place some pomegranate in individual shot glasses and fill it up with frozen gin.
Take a shot and enjoy!
Wicked Champagne Cocktail
This recipe makes regular champagne or sparkling wine more interesting. Cheers!
3 or 4 pomegranates
1 bottle of champagne or Prosecco
Caster sugar (optional)
Cut the pomegranates in half and remove the arils. You can also use a spoon to get them out by scooping or by smacking the rind side with a spoon while holding it over a bowl. Once you have the juicy pulp, puree it in a blender or food processor for 5-10 seconds. After, let it pass through a sieve and discard the solid pieces. Taste the pomegranate juice and add sugar if desired.
Pour around 5 mm or 1/4 of a champagne glass with pomegranate juice and then add some wine. Serve immediately.
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