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Pomegranate Cosmo

Pomegranate Cosmo

Makes 1 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vodka, preferably citron

  • 1 tablespoon Cointreau (or other orange liqueur)

  • 3/4 teaspoons fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice

  • 1 orange twist

Recipe Preparation

  • Combine vodka, Cointreau, lime juice, and pomegranate juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Cover and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with orange twist.

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  • 2 ¼ cups pomegranate juice
  • 2 ¼ cups vodka
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 3/4 cup Cointreau, or Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 cup ginger juice, (see Note)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, preferably superfine &#8220bar sugar,&#8221 plus more for the rims
  • Strips of lime zest, for garnish

Mix pomegranate juice, vodka, lime juice, Cointreau (or Grand Marnier), ginger juice and sugar in a large pitcher.

For each drink, fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, add 1/2 cup Cosmo mix, and shake until the shaker turns frosty and cold. Dip the rim of a martini (or highball) glass into water and then in sugar (to "sugar the rim"). Strain the drink into the martini glass (or over fresh ice in the highball glass). Garnish with a twist of lime zest, if desired.


What Makes This Cosmopolitan So Good?

So what made me fall in love with this cosmo recipe? Let me count the ways:

  • The gorgeous color. This pomegranate cosmo has a deep, ruby red hue that is a feast for the eyes.
  • It&rsquos EASY. All you have to do is put everything in a cocktail shaker with ice. Give it a good shake, then pour into your glass.
  • It has the perfect amount of sweetness. Although a classic cosmopolitan doesn&rsquot have sweetener, adding maple syrup to this drink rounds out the flavors and makes everything pop. (We are not the only ones to think this, it&rsquos a thing with martinis!)

And then of course there is the fact that the hubs made this drink for me just because I mentioned wanting a cocktail. What&rsquos not to love about that? Major points my man.


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Pomegranate Cosmopolitan Recipe

We shake a cocktail when the ingredients are of different weights. Mixers like citrus juices are heavier than liquor, and need to be shaken in order to emulsify, aerate, and bruise the cocktail. A good rule of thumb: only shake a drink that uses juice, egg, or cream in its recipe. Experiment with this version of a Cosmopolitan for a delicious shaken cocktail.


Pomegranate Cosmos + Top 13 of 2013

That, ladies and gentleman, was year 2013 zooming right past us!

Buh-bye sweet year, you were great!

Friends, over this past year I have shared a bagazillion recipes with you, and as the year comes to an end, I would just like to THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your continued support and loyalty – I can’t express just how thankful I am!! I truly appreciate you all! <<<>>>

Today I would like to share with you Diethood’s 13 most popular recipes of 2013, according to Mr. Google. And, I’m also sharing a recipe for one of my most favorite New Year’s Eve Cocktails, Pomegranate Cosmos – tart, sweet and boozy!

1. Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls in under one hour! I make these with refrigerated dough, a delicious pumpkin filling, and an incredible pumpkin pie spice cream cheese frosting!

2. Loaded Baked Potato Rounds – Thinly sliced potato rounds topped with bacon and cheese.

3. Cheesy, beefy, warm and cozy, absolutely delicious Lasagna Dip.

4. Quinoa and Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes – Baked tomatoes stuffed with quinoa, spinach, and topped with a variety of cheeses.

5. Loaded Baked Potato Casserole – Everyone’s favorite Loaded Baked Potatoes as a creamy and cheesy casserole made with potatoes, cheese and bacon!

6. Veggie Meatballs – Delicious vegetarian “meatballs” made with potatoes, carrots, onions and spices, served with a side of yogurt sauce.

7. Cheesy Chicken Orzo – Quick, easy, and delicious dish made with chicken, cheddar cheese and orzo.

8. Spinach, Feta and Potato Gratin – Rich and delicious Spinach and Feta Filling nestled between layers of sliced potatoes.

9. Slow Cooker Leek and Potato Soup – Warm, delicious and cozy Leek and Potato Soup made in the Slow Cooker.

10. Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Creamy Avocado DressingSouthwestern Quinoa Salad highlights the best flavors of summer – a mix of black beans, corn, and tomatoes atop a bed of quinoa, tossed in a Homemade Creamy Avocado Dressing.

11. Avocado Feta Salsa – Avocados, tomatoes, and feta cheese combined to make a chunky, savory, delicious summer salsa.

12. Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with Nutella Cream Cheese Filling – Creamy, sweet and chocolaty Nutella Filling sandwiched between two delicious, homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies.

13. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon – A quick, easy and delicious vegetable side dish recipe for brussels sprouts roasted with bacon.

***I hope you have had as much FUN as I have over this past year! Let’s toast to many, MANY more!!***


How To: Cosmo Pomegranate Drink

If you know ahead of time that you’re going to make this cosmo pomegranate drink, place some martini glasses in the freezer ahead of time so you have a nice and chilled drink.

To make this delicious cocktail, all you need to do is pour the vodka, orange liqueur, pomegranate juice and lime juice in a pitcher and stir! To serve, remove the martini glasses from the freezer, pour in some of the cosmo pomegranate drink, and garnish each glass with a lime peel. Enjoy!

For the kiddos, make this a virgin cocktail by removing the vodka and liqueur and adding lemonade or limeade!


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Thank you for posting this! I had a less-than-stellar week too! One day I even wore a mismatched pair of shoes to work (a good excuse to buy a new pair during lunch). I am having one of these with you – cheers!

You know what- I hear ya on the crazy week- can you make me one of these bad boys! Holy Crap that looks tasty!! Thanks for sharing the recipe chick! They are going on the list this summer!! :)

Sorry your week has been bad. I've awarded you the sunshine award!

Sorry about your toe!! My husband made me start wearing house shoes because I was always stubbing/breaking my toe. It hurts like crazy!:(
I hope your weekend gets better! Your drink looks so colorful and cooling! Yummy!

I hear you about the crappy week. Let's all hope the next one is better. Enjoy your beverage(s). )

Sorry you're having a stressful week and ouch on the toe. Been there

done that before! Your drink looks delicious and so refreshing. Have a fabulous day!

hey I am pretty sure happy hours round the world involve an adult beverage so I really don't think you need to explain your self…you just go on with your bad self…and remember this too shall pass…have a great thursday and enjoy your cosmo…cheers! *clink*

That looks delish! Hoping you have a better weekend!

LOL – you're entitled to a bit of crabbiness. Sorry you are having a rough week. Our AC broke last week and won't be fixed until they start to manufacture the big important part in AUGUST. What? So, I'm with ya sister, let's toast a couple of these. Looks yummy and cooling.

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Stanley Tucci taught his fans how to make a ɼhristmas cosmo' cocktail with the help of John Krasinski and Emily Blunt

Stanley Tucci has yet again proven his (unofficial) title as the celebrity mixology master of 2020.

This year, the "Julie & Julia" actor and cookbook author has become a quarantine hero of sorts as he's taken to Instagram to show off his cocktail expertise in the form of delightfully produced home videos often set to instrumental music.

His cocktail-making skills became well-known in April after he taught fans how to make his version of a Negroni, and he's since offered his spin on other classic drinks, like the Old Fashioned and margarita.

Ahead of Christmas, Tucci shared a tutorial for what he called a "Christmas cosmo" — a spin on the vodka-and-cranberry drink.

A post shared by Stanley Tucci (@stanleytucci)

To start, Tucci used a wooden tool to mash 3 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds in a cocktail shaker.

He then added 25 milliliters (about one-half of a standard shot in the US) of Cointreau, or orange liquor cranberry juice, and pomegranate juice, respectively and 50 milliliters (about one and a half shots in the US) of vodka.

Tucci added a handful of ice to the shaker and mixed the drink together, then added a festive rim to his cocktail glass by lining the top with water and dipping it in a plate with sugar. As a garnish, Tucci added a sprig of rosemary, one mint leaf, and a raspberry on a toothpick.

Before taking a sip, the actor said he had one last finishing touch for the drink.

"Wait, I have these helpers here who have been working on the garnishes for a while," Tucci told his wife, Felicity Blunt, who was behind the camera.

The camera panned to show Emily Blunt (Tucci's sister-and-law and former "The Devil Wears Prada" co-star), and her husband, John Krasinski, who was jokingly eating seeds from a pomegranate — which were, apparently, supposed to be a final decorative touch for the beverage.

"Garnish?" Krasinski asked Tucci.

"I told him that was supposed to be the garnish," Emily Blunt said. "Well, it would've looked nice in the cocktail."

Finally, Tucci and his family toasted with their cranberry-colored drinks, and the actor and mixology expert told fans to "stay safe and enjoy."


Watch the video: Pomegranate Martini Recipe (January 2022).