Making Your Own Pomegranate Rum Liqueur
• 3 Large, Fresh, Pomegranates
• 2 Cups Sugar
• 1 teaspoon Orange Zest
• 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
• 1 Cup White Overproof Rum
• ½ Cup Water
• 1 Cup White Zinfandel Wine
Peel the pomegranates and remove the seeds, making sure to discard all the pith attached to them. Place all the seeds in a large bowl, sprinkle the sugar on top of the seeds and crush them using a wooden spoon. Allow to rest for 30 minutes, then add the orange zest and lemon juice and allow to rest for an additional 30 minutes.
Strain and discard the solids, measure the strained liquid and add water if needed in order to end up with 1 cup.
Transfer the juice to a clean, 1 quart jar, add the rum and the wine and let it rest in a cool, dark place for at least 4 weeks. Rack or filter prior to serving.
Pomegranate Curative Powers
Many people believe that consuming pomegranates regularly brings them benefits such as: relief from stomach disorders, natural blood thinner, high source of flavonoids, antibacterial and antiviral proper ties.
In many cultures, the fruit and its juice are regarded for their power to reduce or eliminate ostheoarthritis, anemia and diabetes problems.