Such a beautiful dark red. It’s all over my shirt, too. Oops.
This pom ended up flavoring some cider. We filled a tea ball with pom seeds, and let that float around in the cider while it heated up. The pomegranate flavor is noticeable but not overwhelming.
Hot Apple Cider With Pomegranate
1 gallon apple cider (unflavored — the ingredient list should just say “apples)
1/4 cup Captain Morgan spiced rum
4 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 tbsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tea ball filled with fresh pomegranate seeds (about 2 tbsp of seeds)
Pour the cider into a large stock pot, and bring to a boil. Stir in the rum and spices, and allow the tea ball filled with pomegranate seeds to float in the cider. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and allow to simmer for at least an hour (or maybe all day). Serve warm.
It’s a really nice warm drink, and I’m a little bit bummed out that apple cider is considered a “seasonal” beverage. This is definitely a must-enjoy while it’s still cold out!