I start this recipe with a high quality spiced tea, which creates a super flavorful foundation for the rest of the drink. I choose a cardamom cinnamon variety here, but any spiced tea will work! Next, I use the zest and juice from three different citrus fruits: lemons, for tang and acidity, oranges, for sweetness, and blood oranges, for color.
The pomegranate juice and balsamic vinegar really replicate the fruity, acidity of red wine, and the star anise, cinnamon, and orange flavors are a match made in heaven.
This drink is a direct result of an incredibly fun trip I took to Puerto Rico. I tried…