Cranberry, Tequila and Cannella Kitchen's constant argument: Is it a garnish or a condiment?

There are conversations you are going to have for the rest of your life. Like why the kids don’t know stuff even though they are adults or what to eat for dinner. In our line of work, we have this one conversation over and over: What to do with stuff on the farm. One crop can become so many things. Is the cucumber going to be a main ingredient? A side dish? A pickle? Do we grow the nasturtiums for garnish or pickle?

And then the conversation gets deeper:

What is the stark deferential that distinguishes a garnish from a condiment?

It never ends, it never escalates but it is a constant back and forth.

This is the conversation ender. A pomegranate, tequila cocktail. We could call it a margarita but then we’re opening up the other can of worms, is it a margarita or is it a tequila drink?

Makes: 6 oz
Keeps: Oh don’t hold back
Time: 10 minutes

6 oz Pomegranate
1 oz orange juice
1 TBSP lime juice
3 shots orange bitters
Cannella-shot of tequila*
*between 1.5 and 2 oz pour

3 tsp = 1 TBSP
2 TBSP = 1 ounce
1 cup = 8 oz
1 cup = 1/2 pint
4 cups = 1 quart
4 quarts = 1 gallon

16 cups – 1 gallon

Shake ingredients over ice. Strain. Drink and be quiet.

This drink pairs very well with beef jerky, which you can gnaw on in silence and ponder “margarita or tequila drink?”