Pomegranate Cosmopolitans

In honor of my making it through to the next round of Project Food Blog (thanks to all of your fabulous support!),the fact that it is Friday, and almost happy hour I thought I would share with you my new favorite cocktail recipe.

The generous people at POM Wonderful sent me a free case of pure pomegranate juice, and the moment it arrived in the mail I knew that I wanted to make Ina Garten’s pomegranate cosmopolitans.  I have always been a fan of martinis and other fruity, trendy drinks, and I love her update of this old classic.

To make a pitcher, I doubled her recipe mixing together four cups of vodka, two cups of Cointreau (or other orange flavored liqueur), two cups of cranberry juice cocktail, one cup of POM wonderful 100% pure pomegranate juice, and one cup of freshly squeezed lime juice.   Shake it up with ice, and serve with a garnish of sliced lime, a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds, or even a sugar rimmed glass. The tart pucker of the pomagranate, lime, and cranberry juices add a refreshing quality to this cocktail, which balances out the orange and vodka beautifully. Perfect for a party, these drinks can be mixed a day in advance, refrigerated, and shaken just before serving.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to cast their vote for me in challenge two! I am very touched by the outpouring of support that I have received in going forward with this competition. I really appreciate it. Here is to you., my friends. Cheers!

If you haven;t already done so, don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a $45 CSN gift card from Jacob’s Kitchen!!!

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11 responses to “Pomegranate Cosmopolitans

  1. Be sure to make some grenadine with the POM too. There’s nothing like homemade.

  2. Congratulations on making it through to the next round – this looks like the perfect way to celebrate 🙂
    Sue

  3. A beautiful cocktail – I don’t think it’ll be possible to have just one round!

  4. Jacob, congratulations on making it to the next round!!! I can use these cosmos to drown my sorrow at being eliminated in this round!! Best of luck!

  5. Beautiful color and I’m sure it tastes great.

  6. This is one of my favourite cocktails, I love fruity drinks as well – Looks good 🙂

  7. misssmouse

    Oh my, this looks so lovely, and it’s a Sunday night! Is it bad that I wnat a Cosmo on a Sunday night?

  8. Kathleen

    A votre santé, Jacob…
    K & D

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