It is Thanksgiving. A celebration (based on historical fiction) to give thanks. There are stories of pilgrims and indigenous people and food sharing. What really went down was more colonization and oppression. I don’t have the answers of how to reconcile it all in the current day. What I do know is that I love the family, friends, food and togetherness. And I have an abundance of things to be thankful for and celebrate.
But I cringe at the history.
I am glad that the Babylady’s school doesn’t celebrate any holidays and works from an anti-bias and anti-oppression framework so we don’t have to debunk myths already. If you are interested in talking to your children (and I think you should) and why it is important check here.
However, this post isn’t about Thanksgiving per se. It is only about the fabulous drink I mixed up. I have no idea where the recipe came from other than I found it scribbled on a scrap of paper. The nice folks at POM sent me some pomegranate juice to try and I knew it would find its way into a cocktail.
Sparkling Pomegranate Lemon Cocktail
- 2 cup pomegranate juice (you can juice your own, though I have no idea how or why. I used POM)
- 1 cup pomegranate or cranberry vodka
- 1-1½ cup sparkling lemon flavored water (I used 1 cup sparkling lemon water and ½ cup sparkling lemonade for a bit more sweetness)
Mix in a pitcher over ice and serve. Garnish with lemon rind if you are feeling fancy. If you are looking to go over the top make some trays of ice cubes with a bit of lemon and some pomegranate arils in them.
Drink up! This is gooooood!