SPICED POMEGRANATE SIMPLE SYRUP

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Are we  close to October already? How did that happen? Just seems like we welcomed summer and now it’s orange everywhere. Just a few weeks ago, we celebrated birthdays, woke up late, made ice cream, barbecued, vacations and slept late(the best part).

Here we are on the thresh hold of holiday season, and I am not ready  for it, are you?  I hear friends have started shopping for Halloween, then comes thanksgiving and a ton of baking.  Clearly, I need a drink.

Let’s calm down and take a sip.

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On a side note,this is a concoction I was honored to develop for a friend of ours who is planning on a big event. After testing and tasting a lot, I am thrilled about the idea and I hope people like the spiciness of the drink.

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This is a simple syrup made from fresh pomegranate juice,spices, bring it to a boil, cool it and bottle up.   As simple as that. This goes so well with some prosecco, dry white wine or champagne;).  For the non-alcoholics, this works really well with some lemonade or add a dash to your NON-ALCOHOLIC Wines  and no one feels left out.

Bottle it up, and makes for perfect hostess gifts.

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SPICED POMEGRANATE SIMPLE SYRUP
Makes approximately 2 cups

Ingredients:

4 pomegranates
1/4 cup lemon honey
1/4 cup white sugar
1 large cinnamon stick
8 cardamom pods
10 cloves


Method:

1. Peel and remove the seeds from the pomegranates. Take the white paper like part carefully.  Grind the seeds with 1 cup of water.
2. Filter it and remove the seeds and add the juice to a thick bottomed pan.
3.  Add all the other ingredients to the juice and simmer it for 20 minutes or until slightly thickened.
4. Let cool and bottle it up.
Enjoy with some champagne or as shown a non alcoholic wine.

Note: You can store this for upto 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Bottle it up in clean jars as gifts.
Serve with some dry white  wine, champagne or use it to sweeten  white/green tea.

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