Recipe from Randy Evans, Brennan’s of Houston, Houston

1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) simple syrup
1/2 lime, quartered
1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) pomegranate juice, such as POM brand
1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) dark rum
sugar (for edge of glass)

Make syrup by boiling 1 part water and 2 parts sugar for 5 minutes; cool. Place lime in a cocktail shaker and muddle (mash with a muddler or wooden spoon to release essential oils and aroma). Add syrup, juice, and rum. Fill with ice and shake well. Moisten lip of a martini glass with lime juice and dip in sugar. Strain daiquiri into glass. Serves 1.