In honor of my making it through to the next round of Project Food Blog (thanks to all of your fabulous support!),the fact that it is Friday, and almost happy hour I thought I would share with you my new favorite cocktail recipe.
The generous people at POM Wonderful sent me a free case of pure pomegranate juice, and the moment it arrived in the mail I knew that I wanted to make Ina Garten’s pomegranate cosmopolitans. I have always been a fan of martinis and other fruity, trendy drinks, and I love her update of this old classic.
To make a pitcher, I doubled her recipe mixing together four cups of vodka, two cups of Cointreau (or other orange flavored liqueur), two cups of cranberry juice cocktail, one cup of POM wonderful 100% pure pomegranate juice, and one cup of freshly squeezed lime juice. Shake it up with ice, and serve with a garnish of sliced lime, a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds, or even a sugar rimmed glass. The tart pucker of the pomagranate, lime, and cranberry juices add a refreshing quality to this cocktail, which balances out the orange and vodka beautifully. Perfect for a party, these drinks can be mixed a day in advance, refrigerated, and shaken just before serving.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to cast their vote for me in challenge two! I am very touched by the outpouring of support that I have received in going forward with this competition. I really appreciate it. Here is to you., my friends. Cheers!