Movie Night Treats (or should I say Film Night Buffet?)

My husband is a movie nerd film buff. He even has a film club, a group of friends who attend a viewing and then discuss what they’ve seen. I’m so thankful that he has a group of like-minded buddies to analyze what things “mean” since that is not my forte, although I try my best…

“I think the balloon is symbolic of his true feelings…”

Apparently the balloon was just a balloon. See, I told you…not my forte.

We recently hosted one such viewing and I found some fun film-night fare. Since that one Awards Show is coming up, I thought it’d be timely to record my finds. If you’re like me, you’ve already filled out your ballot but you don’t know what you’re serving. Here are a few “award-winning” options posted on

Sweet Things:

Raspberry Cheesecake Wonton Cups
Ghirardelli Award Winning Brownies
Toasted Coconut Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
Mochachino Cookie
Spicy Peanut Brittle

Savory Appetizers:

Shrimp Mango Wonton Cups
Roasted Red Pepper Dip, Served with veggies and crackers
Black Bean Salsa

This brings us to today’s recipe. I’d like to recommend another addition to your party…

Try a Soda Bar. You can easily whip up some sweet syrup, buy a few different sodas, and garnishes for a make-your-own drink station. The inspiration is from Martha Stewart. It’s a pomegrante-infused simple syrup that is very quick. I upgraded to the POM Cherry blend and doubled the recipe for the party. As recommended, I served it with club soda, but next time, I’d use just a cola and lemon-lime soda. The club soda can be a bit too tart if the mix isn’t right. Regular or diet soda will ensure a good drink. Overall it was a memorable treat and I’ll definitely use a soda bar again.

Cherry Pomegranate Sodas

by Martha Stewart


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • Club soda, for serving (or other sodas)
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and juice; bring to a boil over high, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Reduce to a simmer; cook, without stirring, until mixture is syrupy, about 2 minutes. (To store, refrigerate syrup up to 1 week; adjust consistency with water, if necessary.)
  2. (I modified this) To serve: Pour 2 tablespoons syrup in each glass, add a bit of soda and stir to incorporate. Fill with ice and top with remaining soda. Garnish with cherries, if desired.
One Response to “Movie Night Treats (or should I say Film Night Buffet?)”
  1. Sherri Lee says:

    These are so good! I think I could have drank a gallon myself 🙂

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