Pomegranate pairs nicely with the orange and oak in Gin Blend No. 02, and is the perfect complement to the flavors of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Good ingredients are important here, so choose quality pomegranate juice and fresh squeeze your orange juice if possible. Play around with measurements too depending on how sweet/tart/boozy you prefer your cocktails. Enjoy!
1 bottle Venus Gin Blend No. 02
1/2 cup pomegranate syrup*
3/4 cup pomegranate juice
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 cups soda water
Combine all ingredients except soda water in a punch bowl or pitcher and stir well. Top with soda water and stir gently. Serve over ice with an orange peel and a few pomegranate arils.
3 cups pomegranate juice
2.5 cups sugar (3 cups if you prefer sweeter syrup)
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Combine sugar and pomegranate juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved and add lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer uncovered until the syrup has thickened, about 30-40 minutes. The syrup will become thicker when cooled. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.