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Eskimo Kiss (Spiced Pomegranate-Apple Cider)

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POM WonderfulThough I have yet to try a pomegranate, I have had the opportunity to sample POM Wonderful – 100% pomegranate juice – and it was is a pleasure indeed. In addition to the pure pomegranate juice, POM Wonderful has come out with several new product lines, the juice blends and POMx Tea also being dairy-free (we will have to bug them about not using a dairy-free dark chocolate in their new bars – don’t they know that milk reduces the antioxidant power!). But, I must confess, even after sampling the delicious new blends and teas, I am still most loyal to their original antioxidant powerhouse, 100% Pomegranate Juice. It has a natural, sweet-tart flavor that blends a berry-like fruity sweetness with a contrasting bite, not unlike cranberry juice.

I also like the versatility of the pure pomegranate juice. It can be used in various recipes from baked goodies (loved it in the best-ever Pomegranate Ginger Cupcakes) to refreshing smoothies (try my POM-Mango Smoothie; trust me, it is a taste sensation not to be missed). Yet, with the mercury frequently dipping below freezing, a warm pomegranate beverage does sound enticing, which is why I opted to feature the “Eskimo Kiss” recipe from POM Wonderful (recipe below). It is a delightful spiced pomegranate-apple cider …

Eskimo Kiss - Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider

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Eskimo Kiss (Spiced Pomegranate-Apple Cider)
 
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This recipe and photo is from POM Wonderful. It is perfect for serving to guests or family members with special diets, including vegan, gluten-free, and the food allergic.
Serves: 3 quarts
Ingredients
  • 1 quart freshly squeezed pomegranate juice* or POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
  • 2 quarts of fresh apple cider
  • 8 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 star anise
  • 12 cloves
  • 12 allspice berries, cracked
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Heat to just under a boil for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and cover.
  4. Steep for two hours.
  5. Strain and serve hot with a cinnamon stick garnish.
Notes
This cocktail can be made with freshly squeezed juice from a POM Wonderful pomegranate or by using POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice. To juice the pomegranate, cut it in half (as you would a grapefruit) and juice using a citrus reamer or a juicer. Pour mixture through a cheesecloth-lined strainer or sieve. One large POM Wonderful pomegranate will produce about ½ cup of juice.
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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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