Persephone and her Pomegranate Punch
|The Goddess Persephone ate six pomegranate seeds and was transformed
from "sweet young thing" into the Queen of the Underworld. You, too,
can be transformed by trying Persephone's Pomegranate Punch.
Plus, it's Perfect for Parties!
Why not have a cup while you read the full
version of the myths of Persephone at Goddess Gift?
Remember Persephone, the young Greek goddess who'd been abducted by
the Greek god Hades and taken to his home, the Underworld, to be his wife? Do you
recall how, when her mother forced the gods to rescue her, the young goddess Persephone
accepted Hades offer of food, although she must have known that the law was that no one
who'd eaten while they were visiting the underworld would be allowed to return to the
earth. The story went something like this:
Persephone ate the pomegranate ( just six
pomegranate seeds), and to be quite honest no one really knows for sure whether she was
tricked into it by Hades or whether she did it "accidentally on purpose) so that she
would get to much of the year with him in the Underworld . . . or
Perhaps Persephone really loved the guy
and didn't want to spend ALL of her time back home with momma!
So . . .
in the spirit
of Persephone and the Pomegranate, we present this recipe for a beverage that is as
mysterious, moody, soothing, and charismatic as the legendary Persephone.
Persephone's Pomegranate Punch
One gallon of pomegranate juice
One quart apple juice
One cup honey
One cup of water
2 cinnamon sticks
20 cloves (whole)
20 cardamom seeds
One cup almond slivers
One cup dried cranberries
cardamom seeds, cloves and cinnamon in cheescloth bag and tie tightly.
Bring juices, honey, and water to boiling point, then add spice bag.
Simmer for twenty minutes on medium low heat.
Add almonds and cranberries. Simmer for an additional twenty minutes.
served warm like mulled cider. Can refrigerate and warmup in the microwave.
can add vodka or Courvoisier to taste)
Important Note: Don't tell them where
you found out about Persephone and her Pomegranate Punch.
Let 'em wonder where you've been hiding out!