2015 is just around the corner and I feel that the best way to say goodbye to the past and hello to the future is with a great cocktail. I fell in love with the cosmopolitan when Sex and the City was at its peak. Served in a chic martini glass, this is the type of drink I typically go for – a perfect mix of sweetness and tartness that I can slowly sip on. This recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge until you are ready to serve which means less time in the kitchen and more time entertaining guests.
As with any recipe, I recommend using the best quality ingredients, it really does make a difference. Choose a mid- to high-range vodka, and as for the lime juice, none of that bottled crap. Fresh is always best. Same goes for the pomegranate juice, choose one that has no added sugar and just one ingredient – the pomegranate juice. Finally, I love adding a lime peel to get that beautiful contrast in colour and add an extra flavour boost. And there you have it, the perfect New Year’s Eve drink!
2 cups good-quality vodka
1 cup Triple Sec
1 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 3 limes)
Lime peel strips to garnish
1. Mix the vodka, Triple Sec, pomegranate juice and lime juice in a pitcher. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.
2. When ready to serve, add some of the mix to a shaker filled with ice and give it a few shakes.
3. Pour it in a chilled martini glass and garnish with lime peel.
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