Red & Breakfast: Flavor up Your Morning Brunch with Pomegranate
The next time you gather friends for a morning brunch—maybe a baby shower, wedding shower, or a breakfast for your overnight guests—try adding a pomegranate drink to your menu.
The health gurus on your guest list will love you for serving this superfood. Pomegranate has a stellar stat sheet of health benefits: it’s packed with vitamins and antioxidants, it boosts your heart and memory health, and it’s believed to prevent cancer.
Sweet and tart, pomegranate is a berry from deciduous shrubs. The hard, red exterior of the fruit is filled with hundreds of small seeds. The seeds are the only edible part of the fruit, each brimming with bright, red juice. Pomegranate juice contains antioxidants so powerful that it has been found to have three times the antioxidant activity of red wines and green teas. Pomegranates also have potent anti-inflammatory properties. It’s the perfect flavorful and powerful addition to a cocktail.
If morning brunch is a little too early in the day for a boozy pomegranate drink, our zero-proof cocktail, Mazy, adds the sophistication of a red wine to your brunch, without the alcohol. Pomegranate gives Mazy its dry, tannic qualities and bold, rich taste.
We recommend serving these brunch menu items with a Mazy or another pomegranate drink:
1. Maple & cinnamon
The golden flavors of maple and cinnamon in French toast or another sweet dish will team well with the sharp taste of pomegranate.
2. Berries & nuts
Serve your Greek yogurt with any berry and nut. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, chopped walnuts and sliced almonds all pair well with pomegranate.
Top your quiche with feta or goat cheese, or serve a bagel with cream cheese. Salty, soft cheeses are an ideal complement.
Add honey to your granola or oatmeal; the sweetness of honey and pomegranate are a perfect match.
Toss in some chocolate chips to your scones, muffins or croissants; the two rich flavors can’t go wrong together.
Pick bacon or another cut of pork for your egg dish. The salty flavor will be even more savory with a pomegranate partner.
The Eye-Opener Drink Recipe
Inspired by red wine, Mazy is a bold blend of spice and pomegranate. Simply open a bottle and pour into your favorite wine glass!
For an Eye-Opener, follow this recipe with Mazy (makes 2 cocktails):
1 bottle Mazy
2 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
Splash of your favorite lemon-lime soda (add a shot of good quality bourbon for those partaking)
Pour into your favorite wine glasses. Garnish with a slice of orange and a ribbon of lime peel.
This one will score you a 5-star rating for your B&B!
Ready to add some pomegranate punch to your next brunch? Buy our Mazy zero-proof cocktail here!