In southern Wisconsin, fresh pomegranates arrive at grocery stores and co-ops in late fall to early winter. Pomegranates are high in antioxidants and help promote heart health.
In Greek mythology, they are known as the ‘fruit of the dead’ and are often featured in the myth of Hades and Persephone. Hades, God of the underworld, used pomegranate seeds to trick Persephone into returning to the underworld for a few months of every year.
Blood oranges arrive in early to mid-February. The combination of the two cannot be beaten. Blood oranges and pomegranates both are well-known for their magical properties, considering Persephone, the Greek Goddess. I like to slice sections into small triangles for my bottle. When I drink this recipe, the blood oranges retain a fizzy burst, right along with the pom seeds. That combination is so special and delicious. I hope you enjoy it, too.
Blood Bursts and Honey Kombucha gives drinkers a light, special kombucha when the season strikes just right.
- Fresh pomegranate seeds – about 6 seeds (1 tbsp)
- Blood orange – 2 sections of freshly peeled blood orange, sliced to bottle size (1 tbsp)
- Local honey (1 squirt)
Be sure to visit my previous blog post and Pom Pom Recipe that demonstrates pomegranate seed removal ❤