In a classic Aesop fable, the pomegranate argues with the apple about which is more beautiful. As one of the oldest cultivated fruits, the pomegranate has a role in fable and folklore and has been considered a symbol of immortality, fertility, and abundance. In Greek mythology, the love goddess Aphrodite was thought to have planted the first pomegranate tree, likely launching the fruit’s reputation as an aphrodisiac. Egypt’s King Tutankhamen was entombed with pomegranates to ensure his rebirth.
Okay, so this won’t make you more beautiful, immortal, or a goddess, but it could very well act as an aphrodisiac in the right circumstances and could make you feel reborn!
My daughter-in-law loves pomegranate and since it’s in season I thought we’d try out a few cocktails and a great salad.
Pomegranate Mule and Harvest Salad
4 oz vodka
4 oz pomegranate juice
2 oz Grand Mariner
1 oz lemon juice
Fill two martini glasses with ice and set aside to chill glasses.
Add all ingredients to shaker, add ice and shake for about 10-15 seconds.
Remove ice from glasses and strain mixture between two glasses