Pomegranate Fruit Punch by Sandy Leibowitz |@plantainsandchallah

 

Pomegranates are very significant in Judaism. Specifically, with the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashana – it is traditional to consume because of their numerous seeds symbolizing fruitfulness for the year ahead. It is also said to have 613 seeds, which is the number of “mitzvot” or moral deeds/commandments a Jew must perform. Not only is it packed with all the nutrients pomegranate juice delivers, but it is perfect as is or spruced up with an alcoholic beverage of your choice. This could work as a the perfect signature drink for Rosh Hashana!

Pomegranate Fruit Punch
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup apple cider, (not spiced)
  2. 1 cup orange juice ( fresh is best, but store bought works too)
  3. 4 cups pomegranate juice
  4. **Add extra liquid as you see fit
  5. 1 orange sliced in rounds
  6. 1 bartlett pear, small dice
  7. Seeds from 1 pomegranate
  8. 1 cinnamon stick
  9. 1 whole star anise
  10. 1 whole clove
  11. few sprigs of fresh mint
  12. *lemon juice as needed
Instructions
  1. Combine the cinnamon, star anise, clove and fresh mint into a cheesecloth bundle or other mesh bag.
  2. Combine all liquids and everything else in a pitcher. Allow it to steep over night in the refrigerator and serve over ice. Remove the bag when it tastes too "spiced"
  3. *Add a little fresh lemon juice to brighten it up.
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Sandy was trained at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and cooked professionally for over 10 years. She has been fortunate to work with some really amazing chefs in New York City during that time. Sandy is a mother of 2 and shares delicious recipes that are pretty simple – because she strongly believes that if your TECHNIQUE is correct, then you can make some pretty amazing things, with few ingredients.
Her recipes happen to be Kosher, and sometimes you’ll see them Latin American inspired
Her goal is to empower home cooks with knowledge and give them more confidence in the kitchen. To inspire.
Sandy loves the feeling of teaching someone something they didn’t know before. She loves helping people do something better or faster in the kitchen. She wants to be your culinary resource!
Follow her on Instagram @plantainsandchallah, and visit her website for delicious recipes and more at plantainsandchallah.com

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