Spiced Pomegranate Punch
A spicy blend of pomegranate and orange juices and apple cider is served warm.
- Yield: Makes about 4 cups
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2006
- 5 pomegranates
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1/2 cinnamon stick
- 1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh ginger
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice, plus strips of orange zest for garnish
Cut pomegranates in half. Extract juice from seeds with a citrus juicer or reamer. Strain into a medium saucepan. (You should have about 2 1/2 cups juice.)
Add cider, 2 cups water, the cinnamon stick, and ginger. Cook over high heat until simmering, 5 to 6 minutes. Reduce heat; gently simmer 15 minutes. Skim any foam that rises to the surface.
Remove from heat. Discard cinnamon and ginger. Stir in orange juice. Serve warm, garnished with orange zest.