Fresh Pomegranate and Ginger Cocktail

Prop styling by Lisa Lee  tray of fresh pomegranate and ginger cocktails

Put on an apron—this one is messy (but oh, so rewarding)! The intense flavor of pomegranate is much brighter when freshly squeezed and the fresh juice is full of antioxidants. If you’ve always wanted a reason to say a cocktail is good for your health, here you go! Cheers! (Prop styling by Lisa Lee)

Serves 6

  • 5large pomegranates
  • 11-inch piece ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 12teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1cup vodka
  • Remove seeds from the pomegranate, taking care to remove the white pith that laces between sections of arils (seeds). Place seeds in a blender with ginger and salt. Blend until mixture is pulpy and you can’t see any individual intact seeds. Strain through a fine mesh strainer. You should have about 2 12 cups juice.
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  • Combine the juice in a pitcher with vodka. To serve, shake portions of the mixture in a cocktail strainer with ice. Pour into chilled cocktail glasses.