Death in the Afternoon
Created by Ernest Hemingway in his book: So Red the Nose (Breath in the Afternoon).
2/3 cup fresh pomegranate seeds (roughly the amount from one large pomegranate)
3 vanilla pods
75cl bottle vodka (40%ABV)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Put pomegranate seeds and vanilla pods into sterilized bottles or one large litre jar. Carefully pour in vodka.
Put sugar and water in a pan and boil for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves. Leave to cool slightly.
Pour the cooled sugar syrup into the vodka and shake well. Store in a cool, dark place and shake every few days for up to 3 weeks.
Before drinking or giving as a gift, strain the vodka into a newly sterilized bottle or container, removing the pomegranate seeds.
Pour the strained vodka into three smaller sterilized bottles, adding a pod to each one and a few fresh pomegranate seeds.