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Blueberry and Pomegranate Punch

Blueberry & Pomegranate Punch
Blueberry & Pomegranate Punch

Ingredients

  • 64 oz (1 2-quart bottle) Langers Pomegranate Blue Plus Juice, well-chilled
  • 60 oz (5 12-oz bottles) Virgil’s Cream Soda, well-chilled
  • 32 oz (4 cups) Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, well-chilled
  • 16 oz (2 cups) fresh blueberries, well-chilled
  • 16 oz (2 cups) fresh pomegranate seeds, well-chilled

Chef's hat iconPreparation

1 – Assemble juice, cream soda, and rum in a large punch bowl or dispenser with spout.

2 – Combine blueberries and pomegranate seeds in a bowl next to the punch bowl or jug.

3 – Serve over ice in punch cups or glasses, adding a teaspoon of berries and seeds in each.

Questions? Contact barbara@CulinaryOracle.com
©2017 Barbara Newton-Holmes
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Happy New Year!

For Orange Agave Gin Fizz
For Orange Agave Gin Fizz

 

Gwen, my friend Barbara’s daughter, kindly brought us back a bottle of Agave Syrup from Rancho La Puerta.

 

I’d never used it before, but I knew that it is a natural sweetener, from the sap of the same cactus that tequila is made from. It hasbeen used in traditional medicine since Aztec times for dressing wounds and as a balm for skin infections.

Today, it is getting more popular in the US as a healthy and vegan sweetener, an alternative to processed sugar that’s about 1 1/2 times as sweet — with only 1/5 the glycemic index.
Gwen said that it was great for making cocktails, since it dissolves so easily at room temperature.

With that, my mixologist husband Mark grabbed the last of our oranges from Palm Springs and made us a refreshing aperitivo, an Orange Agave Gin Fizz. Great before dinner, and great for ringing in the new year.
Happy New Year!!!

Have a beautiful and delicious day! - Barbara
Have a beautiful and delicious day! – Barbara
Questions? Contact barbara@CulinaryOracle.com
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Orange Agave Gin Fizz

For Orange Agave Gin Fizz
For Orange Agave Gin Fizz

 

Ingredients

 

 

  • 3 orange slices
  • Ice cubes
  • Juice of 3 juicy oranges (about 8 oz.)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons agave syrup
  • 4 1/4 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • Sparkling water — about 8 or 9 oz.

Chef's hat icon smallerPreparation

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker about 2/3 full with ice.
  2. Add the orange juice, agave syrup, and gin. Shake vigorously.
  3. Pour out drink and ice into 3 tall glasses.
  4. Top up each glass with sparkling water.
  5. Garnish each glass with an orange slice.
Questions? Contact barbara@CulinaryOracle.com
©2017 Barbara Newton-Holmes
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