Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It's National Pomegranate Month (recipes)

Happy Pomegranate Month! Here are a couple of recipes to help incorporate this delicious fruit flavor into your fall menu. Enjoy!

Pomegranate Blueberry Blast

 4 oz. Pomegranate Blueberry Sparkling Ice Drink (available at Kroger)
 1 ½ oz. pomegranate vodka
 Splash of freshly squeezed lemon
 Rosemary sprig

 Pour vodka and lemon juice over ice and stir.
 Top with Pomegranate Blueberry Sparkling Ice.
 Stir gently to combine ingredients.
 Garnish with fresh or frozen blueberries and a sprig of rosemary.

Sparkling Pomegranate Blueberry Balsamic Glaze

1 ½ cups Pomegranate Blueberry Sparkling Ice
½ cup balsamic vinegar


 Place Pomegranate Blueberry Sparkling Ice and additional ingredients in a small sauce pot and bring to a boil.
 Reduce heat to low and simmer until syrupy and reduced by one third. Several factors can vary the cooking time (i.e. type of pot, brand of balsamic) so use your best judgment and keep a close eye on it at the 25 minute mark.
 Turn off the heat and let the pot sit to cool on stove for approximately 20 minutes.
 Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

 Alternate Serving Suggestions:

 Salad Dressing or Glaze
 Glaze for fish, poultry, lamb, and vegetables
 Use warm as a sauce for your favorite cut of meat or vegetables