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Spiced Pomegranate Sipper

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 18 mins
Yield Makes about 8 cups
Pomegranate, white grape, and pineapple juices simmer with cinnamon, clove, and ginger to make a fragrant, elegant beverage for a special holiday dinner or gathering.

Ingredients

  • 1 (2 1/2-inch-long) cinnamon stick
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 5 thin fresh ginger slices
  • 2 (16-oz.) bottles refrigerated 100% pomegranate juice
  • 4 cups white grape juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • Garnishes: pineapple chunks, orange rind curls

How to Make It

  1. Cook cinnamon stick, cloves, and ginger in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until cinnamon is fragrant.

  2. Gradually stir in juices. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 15 minutes. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a heat-proof pitcher; discard solids. Serve warm. Garnish, if desired.

  3. Note: For testing purposes only, we used POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice and Welch's 100% White Grape Juice.

  4. Tipsy Hot Spiced Pomegranate Sipper: Prepare recipe as directed. Stir in 1 1/4 cups almond liqueur just before serving. Makes 9 1/4 cups.

  5. Cold Spiced Pomegranate Sipper: Prepare recipe as directed. Let stand 30 minutes. Cover and chill 2 hours. Store in refrigerator up to 2 days. Stir and serve over ice. Prep: 10 min., Cook: 25 min., Stand: 30 min., Chill: 2 hr.

  6. Fizzy Spiced Pomegranate Sipper: Prepare Cold Spiced Pomegranate Sipper as directed. Stir in 1 (8-oz.) bottle ginger ale just before serving. Makes 16 cups.