Our pomegranate tree (well, shrub really) has borne its first gorgeous crop this year! Tucked in a sunny southwest-facing corner, it is thriving, and we've got about a dozen fruits.
We're in heaven, just cracking them open and tumbling their gorgeous little ruby seeds out over a bowl, and eating them fresh. The next step, of course, is to make a cocktail out of them...
To make the juice, I just crushed a handful of seeds through a strainer with the back of a spoon.
1.5 ounces pomegranate juice
1.5 ounces gin
Shake with ice, and pour into martini glasses. Drop a few pomegranate seeds in the bottom of the glass, and garnish with a sprig of mint.