My friends Renata and Ansgar Graw hosted Thanksgiving dinner this year, serving pomegranate caipirinhas. Of course, I had to have the recipe. (That's Renata in the background above.)
First thing's first: Make sure that you open up the pomegranates under water, since the juice pretty much stains anything it touches if allowed to spray. WikiHow shows you the best way to do it.
- About 3 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- 1 ounce of cachaça
Muddle the sugar and pomegranate seeds in an old-fashioned glass. Fill the glass with ice cubes. Pour the cachaca into the glass. Stir well and serve.
Two pomegranates yielded enough seeds to produce six drinks like the one you see at the top.
We used Velho Barreiro cachaça.