National Pomegranate Month in California

November is all about the pomegranate, so much so that it is officially National Pomegranate Month. The mysterious fruit grows in abundance in our fair state, and we use it in a lot of recipes here. Mainly cocktail recipes. Hey, we like to party in California - and after cracking open one of these unwieldy fruits, we deserve a drink.

(A tip for getting at the edible part within the shell: To get the whole arils without creating a red, stain-y mess, separate the skin and seeds with hands and fruit submerged under water.)

What's your favorite method of consuming pomegranates? Tell us in the comments!

Pomegranate Margarita at Oliverio. Image by Flickr user Muy Yum.

Pomegranate and Persimmon Sorbet from Lucques. Image by Flickr user arnold | inuyaki

Pomegranate Mojito from Duke's Bar. Image by Flickr user vmiramontes.

A pomegranate tree in Silver Lake. Image by Flickr user kthread.

Pomegranate tree at the Getty Center. Image by Flickr user kara brugman.

Pomegranate tree at the Huntington Gardens. Image by Flickr user FutureFashion.

A pomegranate going to seed. Image by Flickr user SusieFoodie

Pomegranate orchards. Image found in Pinch My Salt blog.

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Additional reporting by Yoli Martinez

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Katherine is the former Living Managing Editor at She's been living in and writing about this area for over a decade.
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