Pomegranate Gin Preserve

11 Oct

What with leftovers from the hootenany and an upcoming Halloween cocktail hour and performance, I’ve got enough booze-soaked fruit to make a fruit salad that would knock out even the most seasoned drinker.  When I saw a recipe for pomegranate seeds in gin, I knew I had to make it.  I love pomegranates- they way the look, the way they taste, the crunch of their lovely little seeds.  The flavored gin will be great to add to cocktails and the seeds will be a lovely garnish.

Here’s the recipe from New York Times:

Pomegranate Gin Preserve

Time: 5 minutes, plus at least 3 weeks to macerate.

2 cups pomegranate seeds (from about 3 pomegranates)

1/4 cup sugar

3-inch strip orange zest

About 2 cups gin.

In a large jar, stir or shake together pomegranate seeds, sugar and orange zest. Pour in gin; cover seeds by about an inch. Cover jar and let sit in a dark, cool place (but not the refrigerator) for at least 3 weeks.

Yield: About a pint.


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