Hot Summer Day – Pomegranate Jaljeera Mojitos

fullsizerender-2Now, this recipe is my spontaneous answer to a hot lazy summer day when I just want a refreshing drink in one hand and comfy beach chair on the other. More importantly though, I put this together after having visited an Indian store in my city and finding this amazing masala mix called Jal Jeera powder. Now Jal Jeera is a famous drink within India and its made with a special powder known as the Jal Jeera powder. The literal translation of the term Jal is ‘water’ and Jeera is ‘cumin’. This powder is basically a mix of various spices such as obviously cumin, mango powder, ginger powder, black pepper, pink salt and others. It gives a wonderful twist to a classic Mojito drink, and the taste of pomegranate enhances the drink even more.

Try it for yourself !!!

Yields: 2 jumbo glasses of Pomegranate Jal Jeera Mohito should come out…..

Ingredients:img_6322

  • MDH Jaljeera masala or powder (you can find other brands too but this one is my favorite)
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 1 can of club soda
  • 2 whole pomegranates (if you choose to make fresh pomegranate juice)
  • 500 ml pomegranate bottled juice (if you decide to not make fresh juice and use bottled instead)
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • Few pieces of pomegranate seeds (optional)
  • Ice cubes

Method:

  • Take a nice big jar, and add a hand full of fresh and thoroughly washed mint leaves (I use a nice big steel jar in order to muddle the mint leaves together with my Jal Jeera masala properly).
  • Put 6 cubes of ice into your jar, or more if you prefer
  • Depends on how much Jal Jeera spice you like in your drink, put two heavy filled teaspoons of JJ mix in the jar.
  • If you decide to juice fresh pomegranates then you obviously have to peal and clean the pomegranates first and then run them in a juicer. I usually use Al Rawabi Pomegranate juice when making these babies. Whichever you choose, add this juice to your jar now.
  • Add the whole can of club soda and your dash of lemon
  • When you pour it into glasses you can decorate with pomegranate seeds and lemon wedges for perfect presentation.

Et Voila! 🙂

Let me know how yours turned out !

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