12 Days of Cocktails and Hors d’Oeuvres: Day 7

by Tokyo Terrace on December 3, 2009

Endive Cups with Artichoke Pesto, Crispy Prosciutto, and Arugula and Shibuya Punch

In the past week, I have gone from beautiful fall weather to chilly, refreshing winter weather. At this very moment, I am looking out the window of my parents house at snow flakes gently falling from the sky. There are white lights in the trees that make the snow flakes glow just a little. I am blissfully content right now. I just wish hubs could have made the trip with me.

To go along with the refreshing weather, I would like to present to you a refreshing yet winter-friendly cocktail. There is something about the pomegranate that brings an extra special feeling to the holidays. Weather they are featured as a centerpiece or used in a cocktail, pomegranates are undeniably a beautiful part of the season. Day 5 of this series was the Pomegranate Spiked Champagne which also featured the juice of this seasonal fruit. This cocktail, named Shibuya Punch by Scott from One Food Guy, is beautiful with bright pink and green colors. I originally made this in the summer time, but the taste is light and fresh and works beautifully for holiday parties. If you can’t find pomegranate juice (or find it a little too spendy) feel free to use cranberry juice instead.

Cheers to another day of delicious food and cocktails! And look at the elegant photo below from Debi Shawcross! For Debi’s recipe for the Endive Cups with Artichoke Pesto, Crispy Prosciutto, and Arugula, click here.

Shibuya Punch

Makes 6 cocktails

18 oz. Pomegranate juice
18 oz. Tonic water
12 oz. vodka or gin (optional)
6 teaspoons mint
lime juice from 2 limes
ice

In the bottom of each glass, muddle the mint and lime juice together. Add ice to each glass. In a pitcher, combine the pomegranate juice, tonic water, vodka/gin and stir to combine. Pour into the glasses. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge. Cheers!

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  • http://onefoodguy.blogspot.com/ Scott

    What a delicious combination. A nice glass of Shibuya Punch would be great while sitting in front of a roaring fire eating these endive cups.

  • http://onefoodguy.blogspot.com Scott

    What a delicious combination. A nice glass of Shibuya Punch would be great while sitting in front of a roaring fire eating these endive cups.

  • http://www.MyLastBite.com/ mylastbite

    I could CHUG a JUG of Shibuya PUNCH! Beautiful photos (as always).

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  • http://www.MyLastBite.com mylastbite

    I could CHUG a JUG of Shibuya PUNCH! Beautiful photos (as always).

  • http://wasabiprime.blogspot.com/ wasabi prime

    Fabulous — the drink makes me think of a simplified, winter mojito with the mint. I’m getting so inspired by all these drinks that I want to try and create something this weekend!

  • http://wasabiprime.blogspot.com wasabi prime

    Fabulous — the drink makes me think of a simplified, winter mojito with the mint. I’m getting so inspired by all these drinks that I want to try and create something this weekend!

  • http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com/ Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite

    I love using endive cups to serve – so elegant! I love the punch too!

  • http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite

    I love using endive cups to serve – so elegant! I love the punch too!

  • http://www.sense-serendipity.blogspot.com/ Divina

    I want to get hold of that pomegranate. They bring liveliness to any dish or drink. They do give a really great punch to any recipe. And I miss eating endives. :D

  • http://www.sense-serendipity.blogspot.com Divina

    I want to get hold of that pomegranate. They bring liveliness to any dish or drink. They do give a really great punch to any recipe. And I miss eating endives. :D

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