Do you ever get bored, drinking the same old beverages? I do. In my daily life I drink the same rotation of water, coffee, and tea. A cocktail or glass of wine will occasionally make an appearance, but I largely stick to routine, which is boring and mostly my fault, I’ll admit it.. The force of habit keeps me in my rut, and I forget my ability to think creatively about my options.
Thankfully, the currently changing season brings a lot of tantalizing vegetables and fruits to my CSA box that are shaking up my eating routines–one of these fruits being the pomegranate. Who doesn’t love a brilliant red-hued drink in the fall? (Well, I guess people who don’t like red drinks or the taste of pomegranate). Fortunately for me, I love both of those things and spent some time in the kitchen with Elizabeth dreaming up ways to drink the juice of this beautiful fruit. She brought over some of her favorite coconut water and some ginger beer, we grabbed a lime or two, and the rest is history.
So, as the season is changing and pomegranates are back (YAY!) here is an easy “mocktail” that I’ve come to love as a quick shake-up to my boring beverage routine. It hits an oh-so classy vibe, whether it be for daily sipping or a fall get-together, AND it also goes well with a variety of more…adult flavors. So: cheers, and bottoms up!
- Pomegranate juice: 1.5 ounces
- Coconut water: 1.5 ounces
- Lime juice (about 1 lime)
- Ginger beer to taste
- In the glass of your choosing, mix the first three ingredients together, stirring a couple times briskly to combine.
- Add ice (carefully so you don't splash!) and top with ginger beer.