In the 17th century, employees of the British East India Company discovered punch, a beguiling combination of spirits, water, lemon, sugar, and spices that became synonymous with good cheer and festive celebrations all over Europe. Here, pomegranate and lemon sharpen the sunny New World flavor of cranberries.
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with this easy, refreshing cocktail, which is made with two ingredients traditionally served for the Jewish New Year. It has a healthy dose of pomegranate juice -- which comes from the many seeds that represent a fruitful year -- and a taste of honey, a symbol of the wish for sweetness in the days to come.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time for reflection and looking forward -- and for sharing a meal with family and friends. It is often celebrated with foods rich in symbolism: Apples are dipped in honey to signify the wish for sweetness in the months to come, and pomegranates, with their many seeds, represent a fruitful year.
Citrus never becomes boring when you mix together juice from a variety of fruits, including grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, and tangelos. Add pomegranate juice for a dose of color, flavor, and antioxidants.