This little drink can really make roasting chestnuts on an open fire or going over the river and through the woods a lot less painful. It is a juice and vodka drink that we call a Pomatini. It is made with fresh squeezed pomegranate, grapefruit and lime juices. We made the drink on Thanksgiving morning and actually sat our Pomatini filled decorative pitchers outside so that the drink could cool down before serving. During our appetizers before the big Thanksgiving meal, we poured, shaked and drank Pomatinis. Wow, it sure worked to make good food taste even better. We decided to make these drinks because pomegranates seemed so Thanksgiving-like. If you think of it, you could really justify this drink for any holiday or occasion–the reddish color fits in well with Christmas festivities or the juice make-up is perfect for a July 4th party. So the next time you have a get together, consider the Pomatini!
Ingredients for the Pomatini (fills half of a large decorative pitcher):
- 1 cup freshly squeezed pomegranate juice
- 1 1/2 cups vodka
- 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 cup simple syrup
Combine pomegranate juice, vodka, grapefruit juice, lime juice and simple syrup and then pour into decorative pitchers. Continue recipe, making it in the proportions provided, until all of your pitchers are filled.
Add ice to chill into the pitcher or pour drink into a shaker filled with ice. Strain drink into a chilled martini glass.
Ingredients for Simple Syrup:
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Let cool.
So why not use our Pomatini to help reduce your stress level during your next holiday get together or party? Be warned, if you drink more than a couple of these Pomatinis make sure you use a designated driver when you go outside to drive your sleigh around. What great cocktail recipes do you make during the holidays?