Many cocktails call for grenadine, which, it seems, is much more than Red No. 40 and high-fructose corn syrup. It’s pomegranates! Who knew? (The FDA seems not to care.) But more importantly, can we make it at home? Once one finds Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s recipe for grenadine, one can. Morgenthaler’s Grenadine 2 c. fresh pomegranate juice […]

Grandmother’s Lemonade

The hot days of Summer call for a cool drink, shade, and a lazy breeze through the apple trees. If my taste memory serves, this is Grandmother’s Lemonade. 3/4 c. sugar 1 c. lemon juice 2 qt. minus 1 c. water Cover the bottom of a half-gallon glass Tropicana Orange Juice bottle with sugar. Squeeze […]

Harvest Punch

We typically host Christmas Day dinner at our house, after my brother-in-law and his wife host the Feast of the Seven Fishes at his. Christmas Day is a more subdued affair, with fewer guests, and more flexibility in the menu. This year we had turkey, and this year I thought I’d serve a punch. Finding […]