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Cava and Pomegranate Cocktails

Removing seeds from a pomegranate can seem tricky. "Don't worry, it is easy!" Jose Andres says. His method: Cut the pomegranate in half across the middle, not through the stem; then wrap each half in cheesecloth and, holding it over a large bowl, hit it hard with a spoon or rolling pin. "Just hit it! Really hit it!" Andres urges. Then open up the bundle and pick out the seeds, which should practically pop out.


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  • Servings: 12 drinks

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  • Seeds from 1 pomegranate
  • Two 750-milliliter bottles cava or other sparkling dry white wine, chilled
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice


  1. Fill 12 flutes with cava. Add 1 teaspoon of the pomegranate juice to each flute, garnish with pomegranate seeds and serve.
Contributed By Photo © Akiko Ida and Pierre Javelle Published December 2006

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