In traditional Chinese medicine, winter is the season to nourish the kidneys. Our kidneys hold our body’s most basic and fundamental energy, and when they are taxed, it’s hard for us to function optimally. Foods that are beneficial to the kidneys tend to be dark in color— black beans, kidney beans, seaweed, beef, Goji berries, and you guessed it— pomegranates! Additionally, they balance hormones and are a storehouse of antioxidants. Did we mention that they look good and taste good too? This cordial recipe couldn’t be more simple. Use it as an after-dinner digestif, or savor it drizzled over vanilla ice cream. Either way, it’s a bright and festive accoutrement to the existing romantic vibes of the month.