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pomegranate ginger & sage spritzer

December 31, 2016


HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE! 🎉🎉 i think this year went by the quickest yet. so much has happened! i got a new job, fulfilled my dream of going to italy, got laid off from the new job, and for the first time ever have had some time to myself to really figure out what i want to do with my life! i feel like i’m a completely different person than i am from the start of 2016, and i feel so good about who i am going into the new year.

i hope you all have fabulous plans for tonight, whether that be eating a large pizza to yourself or getting dressed up and hitting an elegant party, there definitely, definitely needs to be cocktails involved. and lots of champagne – yes, even with your pizza.

these pomegranate ginger and sage spritzers are festive, delicious and super pretty! there’s a little prep involved with making the syrup ahead of time, but totally worth it! pair it with gin (my fav) or even vodka if you prefer, the mix is super versatile if you’re entertaining.

i’m wishing everyone an amazing, safe night, full of laughter, friends, love and of course, delicious food and drink. see you in 2017! MUAH!

pomegranate ginger + sage spritzer
*serves about 4-6

2 large pomegranates
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ginger, grated
3 sage leaves + more for garnish
1 bottle san pellegrino

cut your pomegranates in fourths and submerge into a sink filled with warm water. break the seeds out, removing the white fiber as you go (luckily they float in the water). scoop out the seeds, place in a bowl and set aside.

measure out two cups of the seeds and add to a food processor along with 1/3 cup water and pulse until smooth. use the rest of the seeds to freeze in ice cubes or for garnish later.

put the pomegranate juice, lemon juice, sugar, ginger and three sage leaves in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. allow this to simmer of a low heat for about 5 – 8 minutes, or until sugar has completely dissolved. allow to cool and strain the liquid into a small container.

add two tablespoons of the cooled pomegranate mixture to a glass, a shot of your choice, and top up with san pellegrino. top with a cutie sage leaf. cheers!

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