Here's the link to the recipe, which includes instructions on how to crack ice in your hand (satisfying but very cold -- the following time we just used cubes):
And here are the basics with my notes in bold:
- 1 pomegranate
- 1/4 cup of sugar
Press firmly down on the pomegranate with the palm of your hand and roll it around until it is soft. (This part is fun) Make a small slit with a knife along one side. Squeeze as much juice out as you can. (Be careful, the juice can spray) It will have about 2 ounces of juice. Pour the juice into a jar and add an equal amount sugar, which should be about 1/4 cup. Secure the lid on the jar and shake until the sugar dissolves.
- 2 ounces Rye Whiskey (We used Maker's Mark since that's what we have in the house)
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon homemade grenadine
- 1 1/2 teaspoons simple sryup
- club soda (or seltzer!)
Pour the whiskey, lemon juice, grenadine, and simply syrup into a shaker. (Sadly, we have no shaker, so we stirred it and it was fine). Add enough ice to come 3/4 of the way up the sides. Shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a glass filled with cracked ice. Top with a bit of club soda. Enjoy!