A drink so perfect for the holidays, both with its gorgeous color and the flavors. Unsweetened pomegranate juice (you can press your own too for its pomegranate season) mixed with homemade ginger syrup. Ginger syrup is one the most warming things to have on the kitchen counter or in home bar at this time of the year. It is so simple to make and takes only a few minutes.
You can switch up the spirit depending on what you fancy, but vodka or gin pair quite well. However a touch of rum might go as well. This is one of my favorite things to make during holidays and sip on near the freplace. We dont have snowdays in Las Vegas but the temperatures can get quite chilly and this drink is just so warming for those days.
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup sliced fresh ginger (you can leave the skin on if its organic)
Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a slow boil. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes so that the flavor of ginger steeps. Switch the stove off and let stand until the syrup cools down. Strain into a container in store in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. You can use the ginger in baking if you wish.
Pomegranate Ginger Slushie
Ingredients (Makes 4 servings)
- 4 cups ice
- 2 cups unsweetened pomegranate juice
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (not too tart, if you can blood oranges use those)
- 1 cup ginger syrup
- 1/3 cup Gin (or more if you wish)
- pinch of sea salt
- Fresh pomegranate arils (to serve)
Place all the ingredients in jar of a high speed blender. On smoothie mode or if your blender has a slushy side, pulse until the drink is slushy.
Pour into serving glasses, garnish with pomegranate arils or as you please.