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Spicy Pomegranate Drink Medieval

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Servings: 1
Categories: Fruits / Medieval / Non-Alcoholic Beverages

    1.50 c Water
    1.00 c Sugar
    0.50 ts Cinnamon
    0.25 ts Nutmeg
    0.13 ts Ginger
    4.00 ea Whole cloves
    0.50 ea Unblemished lemon
    1.00 qt Fresh pomegranate juice -OR-
    6.00 ea To 8 medium-sized
    -pomegranates, skinned, the
    -pith removed, seeds
    -squeezed, pulverized
    -and strained

In a large enameled pot combine water, sugar, and all spices. Bring to a boil and gently simmer for 7 minutes. Remove the whole cloves. Finely grate the lemon peel and reserve it. Squeeze the juice from the lemon. Add the pomegranate juice and lemon juice to the hot spiced fluid. Bring to slow boil, then simmer for 2 minutes. Serve warm with a garnish of grated lemon peel for each glass. Or serve cool, garnishing each glass with peel and a small wedge of fresh lemon. From _Fabulous Feasts- Medieval Cookery and Ceremony_ by Madeleine Pelner Cosman George Braziller, Inc. ISBN 0-8076-0832-7 Typos by Jeff Pruett Submitted By STEPHEN HAFFLY On 05-15-95 (2015)

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