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Holiday Cocktail Recipe: Pomegranate Spiced Cider

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If you're anything like us, you've been working down to the wire and still have a few of the holiday details to be ironed out. If drinks are one of said details, here's a simple solution: pomegranate spiced cider.

Mixologist Elayne Duff of Diageo and TheBar.com crafted this spirited holiday recipe with Zacapa rum and fresh POM juice, making for a festive, colorful sip that you and your guests will get a kick out of.

Here's how it's done.

Pomegranate Spiked Cider

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Ingredients:

1.5 oz Zacapa Centenario 23 Years Rum

1 oz POM Fall Syrup *see below

2 oz Apple Cider

.75 oz Fresh Lemon juice

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3 dashes of Angostura bitters

.75 oz Club soda

Glass: Highball

Garnish: Cinnamon Stick

* POM Fall Syrup

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1 cup POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
2 cinnamon sticks
¼ tsp of nutmeg
½ tsp ground clove
¾ cup of sugar

Heat on the stove until the sugar dissolves and let simmer until flavors infuse into the syrup.

Method for cocktail:

Add all of the ingredients into a mixing glass or Boston shaker, with exception of the club soda. Next, add ice and shake briefly. Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice, top with club soda, stir and garnish with cinnamon stick.