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Pomegranate Guacamole

Marc J. Sievers

A few weeks ago I mentioned I had been in the kitchen testing guacamole recipes and I just had to share my Pomegranate Guacamole recipe with you (how could I keep this from you?)! This classic recipe with a MJS twist is bursting with fresh basil, red onion, and juicy pomegranate seeds. I love serving this dip on a long rectangular platter with pomegranate seeds casually strewn over the top. Not only is it delicious, but I love the drama of the contrasting colors!


Pomegranate Guacamole

Ingredients (makes 3 cups)

  • Lime Juice – 1 small lime, fresh

  • Hass Avocados – 3 ripe, pitted, flesh removed

  • Red Onion – ½ cup, ¼-inch diced

  • Basil – ½ cup, finely chopped

  • Sea Salt – 1½ teaspoons

  • Black Pepper – 1 teaspoon, freshly cracked

  • Pomegranate Seeds – ¾ cup

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, add the freshly-squeezed lime juice and avocados.

  2. Using two sharp knives in a crisscross action, slice through the avocados in the bowl until they are finely diced but still have some texture.

  3. Add the red onion, basil, salt, and pepper, and gently toss.

  4. Lastly, garnish with pomegranate seeds.

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Pomegranate Cosmopolitans

Marc J. Sievers

When I think of making cocktails at home I get instantly overwhelmed with the amount of ingredients many specialty cocktails have.  I want to make drinks at home in under 3 minutes, and with less than 5 ingredients – like my Pomegranate Cosmopolitans!

 These fabulous libations are both a tiny bit tart and slightly sweet, a perfect combination for pre-dinner cocktails, or just a lazy Sunday afternoon at home.  The addition of Prosecco to top off each cocktail adds a bit of a bubbly-tingle, and makes them seem even more celebratory! 

 Cheers everyone!


Pomegranate Cosmopolitans

 Ingredients (makes two 10-ounce cocktails)

  • Pomegranate Juice – ½ cup

  • Triple Sec – ¼ cup

  • Vodka – ¾ cup

  • Lime – 1, juiced

  • Prosecco – 4 tablespoons, chilled, divided

Directions

  1. Start by combining the pomegranate juice, triple sec, vodka, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker.

  2. Fill with ice and shake for 30 to 45 seconds until nicely chilled.

  3. Pour into 2 martini glasses and top off each cocktail with 2 tablespoons of Prosecco.

Tip: You can make a big pitcher of these cosmos in advance and then keep it in the refrigerator.  Shake each cocktail over ice as needed – and remember to top of each cocktail with Prosecco!

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