The sun is shining today...for the second day in a row...after 5 days of constant rain and drizzle and wet and gray and cold and YUCK. Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy. 'Nuff said.
Something crisp and refreshing to sip as I enjoy this sunny day? Of course. How about a Pomegranate-Honey Cooler? This is basically a wine cooler, but not your syrupy sweet Bartels and Jaymes (rest assured, I had to Google to know how to spell Jaymes properly). Blending dry and slightly lemony Pinot Grigio with the mild and fruity pomegranate juice creates a brisk, fresh drink that is thirst-quenching on a sunny summer's day. Add just enough honey to balance the tartness, but don't go overboard.
Now, please excuse me. I have some sunshine to enjoy with the Pomegranate-Honey Cooler On My Plate (or rather, In My Glass...but that might be another blog).
1 botttle dry white wine (I used Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio)
1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
2-4 tablespoons honey
slices of lemon
Combine wine and juice in a pitcher.
Add honey and stir until dissolved.
Divided among 6 ice-filled glasses.
Garnish with slices of lemon. (Serves 6)