Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pomegranate Champagne

What's the saying?  "The only things certain in life are death and taxes" by Benjamin Franklin.  What an uplifting post this is starting out to be!  Since I cannot help you with either, how about I provide a beverage recipe instead and name it after our cheery chap.

Which category are you:

A)    I am receiving a tax refund check.
B)    I owe more money.
C)    I finally received all my tax statements yesterday so have to file an extension.

Whether you are celebrating your returned income, drowning your sorrows over passing along more money, or procrastinating the inevitable (that's us - C), try this bubbly beverage. You can gain some solace in the fact that pomegranate juice is good for you, thereby hopefully delaying one of the inevitables in life. I'll drink to that. 

Pomegranate Champagne,
aka the Ben Franklin 
When pomegranates are in season, add a few seeds to further boost the stated health benefits of pomegranates which include fighting breast, lung and prostate cancers, protecting arteries, preventing Alzheimer’s, and lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, among other things.  (I read this on the web - it must be true.)  Also, with the seeds added, you can better justify to yourself that this drink is like a meal.


1.      3 oz. champagne or dry sparkling wine 
2.      1 oz pomegranate juice (I used Pom)
3.      1 t pomegranate seeds, seasonal/optional

Pour the champagne in a flute.  Add the pomegranate juice and seeds, if available.  Enjoy!

Update: January 5, 2013
Williams-Sonoma published a recipe in their holiday catalog which added 1/2 oz Grand Marnier to the champagne, 1 oz pomegranate juice and pomegranate seeds.


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The Baker's Mann said...

After a day like that, you (not your daughter) deserve a glass of pomegranate champagne! Perfect timing too since pomegranates are readily available at the grocery store.