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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Amita Nene's Yummy Expressions: Chilled Mint Pomegranita

Amita Nene's Yummy Expressions

Chilled Mint Pomegranita on a sizzling summer afternoon…..

Summer is the season of fluid creativity…. I say so, because it is during summer that everyone gets creative with fluids which culminate into some ingenious, inspired and inventive summer coolers and drinks. And even when resources and options are limited, one can see ingenuity at its best with people coming up with amazingly creative potions and home fermented brews!

Keep hydrated is the resolute Mantra to get through the scorching summer heat for one and all…… and then arrive, those refreshers that elevate our spirits along with maintaining our body salts and glucose levels and provide us with a relieving solace from the sweltering summer.

From the humble Nimbu Pani, the Neera, the Sugarcane juice and the Tender coconut water to an array of fluid replenishers in the form of fresh squeezed juices of summer fruits – watermelon, pomegranate, oranges and tangerines, grapes and black currant; to those more pulpy juice and milkshake options of mango, chikoo, papaya, guava, banana, strawberry; we love to satiate our body’s need for fluids with these alluring options.

While we do continue to make a staple out of these drinks, the pleasure we can derive from creating some amazing concoctions, mixing and matching the tastes, flavours and essences of the assortment of juices along with impeccable seasoning and extracts from some of the incredible therapeutic summer herbs, is simply enlivening. 

So this one summer afternoon, when my fruits and groceries order got delivered home, it was once again the time to experiment and create something cool, sassy and invigorating.  I was lucky to have some cool ingredients in stock now and after the much mandated disinfection of the supplies, the cooler fixing process began….

Mixing and matching the formulae of the classic margarita and the fresh lime soda, I treated the home gang with a Mint Pomegranita Cooler!!

To get going you need….

400 ml pomegranate juice

500 ml club soda

½ cup sugar syrup

Juice of 1 lemon


2 tbsp mint leaves, crushed

Crushed ice

Mint sprigs for garnish

Pour the pomegranate juice in a jar and stir in the crushed mint leaves and keep in the refrigerator for an hour to infuse the flavour.

In a cocktail shaker, add 100ml of the mint infused pomegranate juice, 1 tsp sugar syrup, 2 tsp lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Shake thoroughly.

In the serving glass, add a tbsp of crushed ice. Strain and pour the contents of the shaker. Top up the glass with club soda and garnish with the mint sprig.

Your Mint Pomegranita Cooler is ready to chill with you.

This simple to create amazing mocktail will dazzle any party and for those who are ‘spiritual’ by nature, adding your favourite vodka or tequila shot to the shaker will take you on the path of enlightenment!!

You are welcome to show off your creative cooler/ mocktail/ cocktail at the next Video Call Party with your friends. 

But stay responsible, stay safe and I will see you soon with more Yummy Expressions!!

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