We are huge fans of pomegranate juice at my house. I like to put a splash in my water bottles, but the kids will drink it by itself. This recipe for Frozen Pomarita is perfect for Cinco De Mayo, or anytime this summer, when you want a cool, frozen cocktail beverage. I love that pomegranate juice has so many wonderful antioxidants and healthy properties helping prevent cardiovascular disease, prostate cancers, erectile disfunction, sports recovery problems and more. For more information and studies, see Pom Wonderful and check out their new lite flavors, such as blackberry lychee green tea, and Peach passion with up to 50% fewer calories.
Mark your calendars now for an event you won’t want to miss. The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival will be held May 10-13, 2012, and tickets are on sale now. This Southern festival is like no other, and event organizers call it, “A four-day culinary exploration of the South”. This is the event to eat, drink and enjoy all that is Southern: chefs, sommeliers, beverage innovator and industry leaders and experts on food and beverages in the south. I was lucky enough to attend and speak at the festival last year, and I thought, “This is the perfect event to come with your girlfriends or significant other.” It’s the ideal Mother’s Day gift. Here are some highlights of this years event:
-200+ Award-Winning chefs, mixologist, sommeliers and beverage innovators
-88 Demonstrations, seminars, discussions & trade programs
-3 tasting tents with more than 100 chefs participating
-14 unique dinners and events
Most of the events will take place in, or within walking distance of, the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Midtown. For more information on tickets, hotel and complete schedule, see The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.
First and third photos by AFWF/Raftermen.
Photo credit for second photo Michael Paley, Proof on Main and Garage Bar, Louisville, KY