The deep, sweet pop of pomegranate juice and seeds mixes with fizzy Prosecco and mint in these adults-only Pomegranate Mint Cocktails.
Have you ever had a moment, most likely in your teen years, when you realized what your family did when you were growing up was incredibly different than most families? Sometimes we just take these things as canon whereas your friends would consider them bizarre.
This relates to pomegranate mint cocktails. Give it time.
My friend Anna told me that in her family, they call ear muffs ‘ear braziers’ which is both hilarious and also slightly racy for a lovely Christian homeschooling family. It wasn’t until she mentioned her ear braziers in front of other people that she realized that is not their proper name.
For my family, that meant I had no idea Kraft parmesan cheese was called that. My mom called it ‘shake em’ for a reason that escapes me even until this day, and so we called it that as well. Another example? I had never eaten a pomegranate until I made these no-bake pomegranate cheesecake shooters a little while ago. We just didn’t eat pomegranates in my house growing up. I assumed they were a ‘rich person’ food, whatever that means. Much to my surprise, people all over the world eat them. My family indoctrinated me away from pomegranates and let me tell you, that was a bad idea.
But guess what’s a good idea? Pomegranate mint cocktails. Delicious deep red jewels of pomegranate-y goodness stirred into bubbly prosecco and pom juice, garnished with fresh mint. Don’t you want to sip delicately from one of these, perhaps wearing your best pair of ear braziers and sprinkling some shake em on pasta?
Yes. Yes you do.
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Total Cost = $8.05 (Budget breakdown below recipe)
- About ½ of a 750ml bottle of prosecco*
- About 1 cup pure pomegranate juice, bottled
- 3 tbsp. pomegranate seeds
- Sprigs of fresh mint
- Fill half a champagne flute or martini glass with prosecco. Top up the glass with pomegranate juice until the mixture is roughly half and half.
- To garnish, drop in 1 tbsp. of pomegranate seeds per drink, then top with mint leaves.
Recipe adapted from the New York Times.
1/2 of a 750ml bottle of prosecco = $6.00
1 cup pure pomegranate juice = $1.50
3 tbsp. pomegranate seeds = $0.25
Sprigs of fresh mint = $0.30