Holiday Cocktail Recipe: Pomegranate Spiced Cider
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
1.5 oz Zacapa Centenario 23 Years Rum
1 oz POM Fall Syrup *see below
2 oz Apple Cider
.75 oz Fresh Lemon juice
3 dashes of Angostura bitters
.75 oz Club soda
Garnish: Cinnamon Stick
* POM Fall Syrup
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.