Pomegranates are a delightful fall/winter fruit, and I love to use them. Whole, they make a beautiful addition to holiday table centerpieces, and their jewel-like arils (seeds) make for a bright pop of flavor and color sprinkled over salad or yogurt. Use the juice to make this version of a mojito that may just make you forget it’s the middle of winter.

  • 6 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces white rum (such as Dirty Water Distillery WhatKnot White Rum)
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Soda water
  • Fresh pomegranate seeds and mint sprigs to garnish

Muddle mint leaves and sugar in a highball glass. Stir in ice, rum, pomegranate and lime juices. Top with soda water and garnish with pomegranate seeds and mint sprig.

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