Monday, November 11, 2013

In honor of National Pomegranate Month....

At out band practice last night, our Little Drummer Girl, Julie, brought all of the ingredients for this cocktail.   We thoroughly enjoyed it although it was fortunate that we drank it after we practiced, as the alcohol content seemed very high.  The recipe might have called for a little more alcohol than necessary.

Pomegranate Cosmopolitan
Note: To make this as an individual cocktail, divide the quantities by 6 and chill in a cocktail shaker, strain, and pour.

Makes 6 cocktails
2/3 cup cup pomegranate (or cranberry) juice
16 ounces (2 cups) premium organic vodka, like Washington’s Dry Fly
4 ounces fresh lime juice
4 ounces Cointreau liqueur

Lime wheels,pomegranate seeds and/or raspberries
Pour the pomegranate juice into an ice cube tray and freeze.
Combine the vodka, lime juice, and Cointreau in a large bowl. Add 2 to 3 cups of ice and stir briefly to chill (5 to 10 seconds). Strain into a pretty, clear pitcher. Chill for at least half an hour. Chill 6 martini glasses.

If you are going to serve everyone immediately, put 1 or 2 pomegranate ice cubes in the bottom of each glass and pour the vodka blend over it. If you want this to sit out on the buffet for a few minutes, add the pomegranate cubes to the pitcher and allow guests to serve themselves in the chilled, garnished glasses. 

Garnish each glass with a wheel of sliced lime, pomegranate seeds or raspberries.

They were delicious and beautiful!

We (all of the gals) enjoyed a lively conversation about which actor was the most  good looking, attractive, sexy, etc...
Robert Redford, ( Navy whites in the Way We Were), George Clooney, Gary Cooper, Tom Cruise......(nah, not Tom Cruise).

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