1990s Recipes + Menus


There’s really nothing quite like the color of pomegranate juice. It’s certainly one of the most photogenic fruits, and, despite all our efforts, it’s still underappreciated. If you’ve ever wondered what to do with this leathery-looking thing, look no further. But wear an apron—there’s a reason that “grenade” is French for pomegranate.

about 1 1/2 pomegranates
3/4 cup dark rum
1/2 cup grenadine
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup club soda or seltzer
ice cubes

Cut whole pomegranate in half and with a manual citrus juicer squeeze enough juice from halves, pressing sides against center of juicer and pressing on any whole seeds in juicer with thumbs, to measure 1 cup. Just before serving, in a 1 1/2-quart pitcher stir together pomegranate juice, remaining ingredients, and enough ice to fill pitcher. Makes about 4 cups.
December 1997
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