Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

I firmly believe that when making cocktails the results will be only as good as your ingredients.  I guess I mean that buying inexpensive brands usually results in a less delicious drink.  I don’t feel that way about wine.  I’ve had lots of great wine that was inexpensive.  When it comes to cocktails you should buy the most expensive brand you can afford.  For a great cosmo, Cointreau is a must- triple sec is just yucky, please don’t buy it.  Please?

For one cocktail: (a shot glass is usually a 1 oz. measure)

  • 2 oz. vodka, I used Stolichnaya
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. fresh pomegranate juice
  • ice
  • lime wedges for garnish
  • 1 oz. club soda or lemonade -optional

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Pour in all the ingredients and shake very well.  Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lime wedge.  This is a strong, martini-style drink.  If you like you can add a bit of club soda or lemonade to dilute it.

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I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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2 Responses to Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

  1. Stoli is my go to as well, but I am guilty of using Triple Sec.:) Great recipe.

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