Pomegranate juice tastes fantastic in cocktails. Looking at a pomegranate, though, you might be left wondering how to actually get juice out of that thing! Sure, it’s easy enough to find a bottle in the store. But it can be expensive. Maybe you hit the fresh-pomegranate jackpot and want to use the bounty. Or maybe like us you always use fresh juice whenever possible.
Here’s what to do to turn that funky fruit into juice. Be sure to wear old clothes and gloves as the juice can cause stains.
- Score the pomegranate in quarters from top point to bottom point. You want to cut through the pith but not deep enough to get to the seeds.
- Submerge the scored pomegranate in the bowl of cold water, then split into quarters along your scored lines.
- Pull the seeds out under the water, separating them from the white pith. The seeds will sink to the bottom. Remove the pith and chunks that float to the top.
- Strain out the seeds.
- In a food processor or blender, blend the seeds for about 20 seconds till you have a thick pulp.
- Strain the pulp through cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl, pressing down with your hands.
- Store in a glass container.
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