With my new habit of doing most of my grocery shopping at Costco (more details on that in the new year), I rediscovered pomegranate juice. It can totally be a pricey juice to purchase but Costco has the best prices for it and I’ve reintroduced it back into our lives. Usually Scott and I end the day with some juice + seltzer. It provides a nice break from water that we’ve been drinking all day. I talked more about that in this post and bonus you get an old school picture before I developed my photo skillz.
One weekend Scott and I were wondering how well pomegranate juice would play in a mixed drink and we started experimenting. We came up with three drinks that we love. This first one uses gin along with some chambord to kick up the berry flavor.
Andrea’s PomBerry Martini
- 2 oz Gin
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz Juice of an Orange (or clementine or mandarine, whatever you have on hand)
- 3 oz Pomegranate Juice
- 1/4 oz Chambord
- 6-8 oz Seltzer or Club Soda (optional)
Place all ingredients except seltzer or club soda, in a shaker along with some ice and shake for about a minute. Pour into a glass and add the seltzer or club soda. Stir and serve!
In all of the drinks I’ll be sharing with you, the seltzer and club soda is always optional. The drinks are great on their own, I personally like the addition of the fizz. It extends the drink and also helps to cut the alcohol burn a bit. Totally personal preference so do what you like!
All pictures of the drinks are before the addition of seltzer.
Make sure to add this to your #BoozeyHoliday menu! I have two more drinks to share and those will be posted next week so make sure you check back!