Janet's Middle Eastern Magic
an original cocktail
3 cups unsweetened pomegranate juice
3 cups sparkling water
1 cup mint syrup*
1 cup lime juice
1/4 cup orange blossom water (at Middle Eastern markets)
1 cup good quality vodka
Mix all, pour into glasses with crushed ice. Garnish with a slice of lime and mint leaf.
* Mint syrup: In a small pot combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and 1 bunch roughly chopped mint. Bring to a full boil. Remove from heat and steep for 30 minutes and strain.
Appetizers: Phyllo Triangles (Angie) and red beet and traditional hummus (Janet).
Salad: Greek Salad (Carol as prepared by Teresa).
Sides: Roasted Carrots and cous cous (Mary).
Main Dish: Falafel (Tonya).
Dessert: Orange and honey ice cream (Teresa)