Or, Grapefruit-Pomegranate Cocktail – it just sounds more fun in French. This is a festive cocktail perfect for the winter holidays and makes use of the fresh grapefruits (or pamplemousses) that are plentiful at this time of year.

One of the ingredients is a versatile Pomegranate-Honey Syrup which can be made ahead of time. It’s great in this cocktail, but is also nice mixed with Prosecco or sparkling wine for a holiday treat. I recommend using POM juice or another bottled pomegranate juice for ease. Add a few fresh pomegranate seeds (typically available from August to January) for garnish.

Holiday Tip:  While this recipe makes two cocktails this can easily be doubled or tripled and placed in a pitcher for easy serving.

Pamplemousse-Grenade Cocktail

 

 

Pamplemousse-Grenade Cocktail
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Recipe type: Drink
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Serves: Makes 2 drinks.
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (~ ⅓ of a medium grapefruit)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice (~ ¾ of a lime)
  • 3 ounces pomegranate-honey syrup
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 small mint sprigs (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Combine vodka, grapefruit juice, lime juice and pomegranate-honey syrup in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Add mint leaves to a tall glass, fill with ice and strain drink into glass. (You can also serve it straight up in a martini glass.) Stir and garnish glass with a mint sprig.
Notes
* You can garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds (typically available from August to January).
* Recipe can be doubled, tripled, etc. and served in a pitcher.

 

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2013-12-22T15:01:20+00:00 December 17th, 2013|Categories: Drinks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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