This recipe was created by Susannah from Feast + West Blog and originally published there on December 27, 2016.
Because not all toasts have to include alcohol, the outrageously delicious Ginger Apple Pomegranate Sparkler Mocktail is here! Pair a homemade ginger shrub with Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple-Pomegranate for a glitzy beverage that works for both brunch and New Year’s Eve.
- Peel the ginger root with a sharp knife or vegetable peeler. Grate or finely chop. Set aside.
- Add water and sugar to a medium saucepan. Cook on medium heat until sugar has dissolved, stirring frequently. Bring to a simmer and add grated ginger. Reduce heat to low. Cook 5 to 10 minutes, until shrub is fragrant. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
- Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Strain the ginger root out of the shrub. Discard the ginger. Stir in apple cider vinegar. Store in an airtight glass jar for up to 6 months. (The vinegar helps to preserve the flavor and will evolve over time.)
- To make a mocktail, add shrub and pomegranate juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into 4 champagne flutes. Top with Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple-Pomegranate. Sprinkle in 6 to 10 pomegranate seeds for garnish.
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