When I was stocking up at the grocery store for the snow last week, I picked up a couple of gorgeous pomegranates to snack on. These fruits, to me, are one of the most extraordinary. When you cut one open, the fruit reveals the most exquisite array of sparkling ruby-red seeds. It’s like opening a sack of gems. Mother Nature is so good to us, eh? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, get your paws on a pomegranate and do your own science experiment. I promise the result is delightful!
This weekend I’ll be headed down south to the land of the pines. Tonight is my last night in D.C., and I’m not sure yet what I’ll get into. I’ve had an awesome time catching up with old friends and making new ones, as well as freelancing from a new office for a change, which included lots of hanging out with my brother’s cats. (I’ll share some pictures from my trip next week.) But after two weeks of being away, it will be nice to be home again and really get going with whatever 2014 has in store for me… Anyway, hope you have a great weekend! // susannah
See the recipe after the jump…
POMEGRANATE BOURBON FIZZ
This drink is refreshing and fun, perfect for a celebration or a girls’ night in. The bubbles from the carbonated soda cause the pomegranate seeds to float and fall and dance around, plus they are fun to munch on afterward. When you de-seed the pomegranate, be sure to discard any brown seeds as well as the white membrane. If you have seeds left over, they can be stored for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container or frozen for future snacking.
Makes four cocktails
- 4 ounces Kentucky bourbon, such as Bulleit
- 4 glasses filled with ice
- 1 can (8 ounces) ginger ale, seltzer water or other clear soda
- Pomegranate seeds
Pour 1 oz. bourbon into each ice-filled glass. Divide ginger ale among glasses. Spoon a handful of pomegranate seeds over top and serve immediately.