More than a passing fad, the tart flavor of pomegranate has gone from hot trend to an ingredient found in Sonoma Syrup takes pomegranate one step further with infused simple syrups in Pomegranate Chocolate and Pomegranate Orange. Either option makes for an effortless signature drinkâ€”just shake one ounce of syrup with three ounces of vodka with ice, strain and serve. The syrups are also a simple way to doctor up iced tea, lemonade, or to make easy sparkling cocktails when mixed with champagne or sparkling water. And, unlike fresh juices, they do not need to be refrigerated, so you can keep simple syrups in your bar. Made from little more than pomegranate juice and cane sugar, one tablespoon has a daily serving of vitamin C, not to mention the antioxidants. The latest in a line of 15 syrups that includes other exotic palate pleasers, such as White Ginger, Lavender, Vanilla Bean and Black Currant, pick them up from Sonoma Syrup for $8 or look for them at branches of Whole Foods and Williams-Sonoma.
by Amy Sherman