Our pomegranate decoration on the fireplace mantle was starting to look a little weary, so I decided to get the remaining juice from the 6 or so pomegranates rather than waste them all. Juicing a pomegranate is a messy affair, so potentially staining that you’re best off doing this yourself and not enlisting the help of the kids. And you’re even better off wearing an apron. I cut them in half and squeezed them over a fine mesh strainer set over a bowel [um....think you mean bowl, no Hugh? - matthew]. I reserved the seeds for garnish and the like, and reduced the juice by half in a saucepan for a nice tart and acidic syrup, about 1/2 a cup total. I took a thumb-sized knob of ginger and peeled it and ran it through the garlic press into simple syrup (a cup of sugar dissolved in a cup of water). I mixed the two together and ended up with an incredibly flavorful, wonderfully spicy concoction. For the adults: I mixed an ounce of this, two ounces of gin, half an ounce of lime juice. For the kids: omit the gin, replace with water (club soda if they like bubbles). Serve over ice. Happy hour fun for the whole family.