Don’t let anyone tell you a seasonal cocktail can’t be enjoyed any other time of the year – especially this sweet, tart and rejuvenating pomegranate fizz, powered by the essence of pomegranate and lime. While you can easily get pre-packed juice from supermarkets, Nigella recommends it freshly squeezed. Feel free to experiment with the proportions as well, to vary them to your taste if you have a sweet tooth or otherwise.
This recipe is featured in Nigella Lawson’s new BBC show which focuses on her favourite recipes for home-cooking. Nigella’s Eat, Cook, Repeat, premieres in Singapore on Monday, 16th August at 7.00pm, on StarHub channel 432 and BBC Player.
- 4-5 limes, to yield 100 ml juice, or more as needed
- 1-1½ pomegranates, to yield 100 ml juice
- 1 x 75 ml bottle of sweet Fizzy Muscat wine, chilled
Juice the limes, pouring into a small measuring jug as you go, and stop when you get to 100 ml. Cover and place in the fridge.
Now juice the pomegranate, bearing down on top and against the sides of the halved pomegranate so that the seeds really come into contact with the citrus press, and after each half is done, squeeze the juiced half with your hands to get out any more drops you can. When you have 100 ml, duly strain this into a cup, glass or little jug, and place this in the fridge, too. If you have room, put the serving jug into the fridge at the same time.
Text: Nigella Lawson