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Winter Smash

This drink will make you fall in love with Pomegranate with just one sip!

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INGREDIENTS

Servings: 4-6

Ginger mint simple syrup

½ cup ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup mint

½ cup water

1 orange

1½ cups pomegranate seeds

¾ cup mint leaves

6 ounces Johnnie Walker Black Label

Crushed ice

1 lemon

Club soda (optional)

PREPARATION

1. Thinly slice ginger root.

2. Heat brown sugar, water, ginger, and mint to a soft boil. Then immediately simmer for 5 minutes. Strain mixture and let cool.

3. Cut orange into whole wheel slices.

4. In a large pitcher, place orange slices, pomegranate seeds, mint leaves, and 2

ounces ginger simple syrup mixture. Muddle.

5. Add in whisky and stir well.

6. Strain and then pour into glasses filled with crushed ice.

7. Garnish each glass with a squeeze of an orange slice, an orange wheel slice, sprinkle of pomegranate seeds, squeeze of ½ lemon, and a mint sprig.

8. OPTIONAL: Add a splash of club soda for fizz.