My dear friends – this is going to be a quick post about the perfect little treat to serve your guests during the holidays. It’s a salted thai ginger orange and pomegranate shot.
Sounds interesting doesn’t it?
A couple posts ago I talked about my annual Friendsgiving party and I shared one of my favorite recipes – a curried coconut squash soup with a cilantro and apple relish.
What I didn’t share was once of my favorite traditions of Friendsgiving and that is to serve an amuse bouche.
An amuse bouche is a single bite sized appetizer that is presented at the beginning of a meal. It’s rich in flavor and always a surprise to the diner. I happen to LOVE receiving this little gift from the chef so I had to include it in my dinner party.
Because I am a healthy foodie – I needed the dish to be simple, easy, delicious and healthy. And since I love a good juice and I especially love salt I whipped this baby up and my guests loved it.
If you are hosting a holiday party this season I highly recommend making a tray of these for your guests. They will love the pop of flavors and the lightness of it all. And by all means – float a little champagne on top – I won’t tell 😉
Salted Thai Ginger Orange and Pomegranate Shot
Makes 12, 2oz shots
1 16oz bottle of pure Pomegranate Juice (Like Pom Wonderful)
1 16oz bottle of cold pressed orange juice (Like Evolution Juice)
1 tablespoon coarsely ground Thai Ginger Salt – buy it here or make your own (recipe below)
12 sprigs of rosemary (optional)
Wet the rim of a shot glass with water and then press into salt so that the rim of the glass is nicely coated with salt.
Pour 1 ounce of pomegranate juice in each glass and 1 ounce of orange juice in each glass. Using a funnel makes this super easy.
Garnish with rosemary sprig and enjoy!
These can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for a couple hours before your party.
Thai Ginger Salt
Makes 1/4 cup of salt
1/4 cup coarse sea salt
1/2 inch fresh ginger grated with a microplanner
Zest of one lime
Bash the salt, ginger and lime zest up in a pestle and mortar. Use the salt to enhance the flavor of soups, salad dressings and cocktails.