TRAVEL TUESDAY – POLLING PLACE – OUR PRECINCT
Today I had the privilege of voting for the third time ever, and I want to wish the best of luck to everyone that is running. I imagine, no matter what party you identify with, it takes great courage, conviction and a lot of hard work to run for office, and for all of us to take the time to support our candidates.
Watching the results come in is always more pleasant with a cocktail, and this Orange Ginger Pomegranate Punch is perfect. I made the syrup, poured a little into a champagne flute, then topped it with Prosecco. At the end of the evening, I popped the syrup into the fridge for another night, ready to be served with a fresh bottle of bubbles.
Great for a crowd, and also for an individual serving.
ORANGE GINGER POMEGRANATE PUNCH
In a small saucepan combine 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger and 2 fresh rosemary sprigs. Cook and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes. Strain. In a pitcher, combine syrup, 2 cups pomegranate juice and 1 cup orange liqueur. Add a bottle of Prosecco. Serve over ice.
Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens, December 2012