Williams Sonoma and Craft + Cocktails: Pomegranate In A Pear Tree

December 11, 2015

When the first pomegranate sighting happens each year, you’d think I’d have spotted Santa I get so giddy! I love a fresh pomegranate- they are like a present with little jewels of goodness wrapped inside!

As you may know, I recently collaborated with Williams Sonoma (dream come true I tell you!One of the cocktails I created for our Cocktail + Crostini party, the Pomegranate In A Pear Tree, features fresh pomegranate combined with other delicious, seasonal ingredients like spiced pear liquor, rosemary, and oranges for the perfect winter sipper! I think this one was my favorite (can I actually say that? It’s basically like choosing my own kid!)

Pomegranate In A Pear Tree // Craftandcocktails.co for Williams SonomaDespite advocating to always use fresh juice, BUT suggesting to use store bought when that’s your only option, just don’t substitute here folks! Store bought pales in comparison to fresh pomegranate juice. The store bought stuff is oxidized which compromises not only the flavor, but the color. For the Pomegranate in Pear Tree here, I muddled fresh pomegranate seeds in the shaker to give the drink the bright flavors and color a holiday drink deserves. I mean, doesn’t this drink just scream Christmas or what?!

Juicing a pomegranate can seem like a daunting task, all those little seeds, but I am here to let you know how to turn those beautiful jewels into beautiful juice! It’s rather simple actually and only requires a bowl, water, and something to muddle with.

How to juice a pomegranate // Craftandcocktails.coHow to Juice a Pomegranate

You need:

  • Pomegranates
  • Bowl
  • Water
  • Muddler/spoon/flatend object

Fill a large bowl 3/4 with water. Cut a pomegranate into quarters. In the bowl of water, start separating the seeds, I mean jewels, from the pith. Magically, the seeds sink and the pith floats! This allows you to easily skim and discard the white part and leaves you with the tasty seeds after straining the water. Now you could just pop these sucker so to your mouth for a snack or dip in chocolate (so good), but you can also now make fresh juice! Muddle the pomegranate and strain the juice (I find 1 large pomegranate yields a few ounces) into a jar and use with in a day or so for best flavor.  Et voilà, you have fresh, delicious pomegranate juice to enjoy in desserts, food and of course cocktails!

Get the recipe here for the Pomegranate In A Pear Tree!

For more recipes for the holidays check out my Cocktails + Crostini party with Williams Sonoma.

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  • Reply Chaucee December 11, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Mmm, this looks amazing!

  • Reply Jayme | holly & flora December 11, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Lady! These are SO beautiful and delicious! Big-time congrats on the WS gig! I loved the photos from the shoot, and your cocktails are fab. It is definitely pomegranate season, and I still have some leftover juice from seeding and juicing a couple this past week. I’ll have to make this recipe! XO to you!

    • Reply Ashley Rose December 15, 2015 at 9:33 am

      Thanks so much, Jayme! Can’t wait to see what you mix up with the pomegranates!

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