A short post for those who are in the winters of our friendships:
To the Greeks and Romans the pomegranate symbolized the netherworld and it’s power. It is a type of all the seeds that must go underground before they germinate. But after they reside in the dark and cold for a while, they burst fourth with new life in spring and summer.
Often our friendships and love go through seasons of winter and spring, trials and renewals. It’s important that we see each other through quiet, difficult, and wintry times so that our relationships grow. They will also have many flowerings, bear ripe fruits, if we respect their seasons. – From Contemplation and the Art of Salad Making.
2 ounces Grand Marnier
1 1/2 ounces Tequila
2 ounces pomegranate juice
2 ounce lime juice
1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
coarse salt for the rim
lime + pomegranate arils for garnish
For simple syrup: combine equal parts sugar and water, bring to a boil and let sugar dissolve, then turn off heat and let cool completely.
Rim the ridge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt. Fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grand marnier, pom juice, simple syrup and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds. Pour over ice and squeeze in extra lime slices. Add some pomegranate arils for decoration.