Brooke [Paula Deen's
daughter-in-law] came up with this nonalcoholic drink when she was expecting baby Jack, and we all became fond of it. It's pretty and pink and perfect at brunch. If you want to try a more traditional version with wine, see the variation below.
Servings: Serves 6
Ingredients 1 lemon , for twists2 cups ginger ale , chilled1 cup pomegranate juice , chilledIce cubes1 cup seltzer , or more to taste
To make lemon twists for the garnish, use a vegetable peeler to remove strips of peel from the lemon, leaving as much white pith on the lemon as possible.
In a pitcher, combine the ginger ale and pomegranate juice. Fill six wine glasses with ice. Divide the liquid among the glasses, leaving room for seltzer. Pour the seltzer into each glass, to taste. Twist the peel and rub a strip on the edge of each glass. Drop the twist into the drink and serve.
Variation: Substitute dry white wine for the seltzer.
The Deen Family Cookbook © 2009 by Simon & Schuster