Sep
02

Blue POM Cosmo

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The good folks at POM Wonderful sent me a case of Blueberry Pomegranate juice in the mail last month. It’s very good, and very strong on the blueberry flavor. I can’t drink too much of it straight, but that’s OK because even a small bottle of it is full of antioxidants. That makes this a healthy drink, right? :)

When I first received the juice, I thought of lots of different ways to use it: sorbets, dressings, sauces, etc. And for some reason (fast and easy, perhaps?), the only way I’ve used it so far is in drinks. I’ve added it to lemonade, other juices, iced tea, even champagne. It added a nice flavor to all of them.

Then, I got this crazy idea to use it in a Cosmopolitan drink. I don’t even drink Cosmos. Anyway, I gave my husband some ideas on the ingredients, and he tried mixing a couple versions. I think we came up with a very yummy recipe. It’s really very good, and very blueberry, despite the red color. So, if you’re looking for a fruity, fun drink for happy hour or girl’s night out, give it a try.

Blue POM Cosmo Recipe

Ingredients:

2 oz. vodka, chilled
1 oz. Triple Sec
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 oz. POM Blueberry juice
Blueberries for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add a few ice cubes, cover and shake the cocktail.
  3. Pour the cocktail, straining out the ice, into a martini glass.
  4. If desired, garnish with a few blueberries.

Additional Notes:

  • As you can see, I used blueberries for garnish. To keep the swizzle stick from falling out of the glass, put some blueberries on the end of the stick in the glass, too. Or, just lay it across the rim of the glass.

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7 Comments

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Oooh, I like the looks and sound of this cocktail, Heather! I love POM juices. I relied on them quite a bit while at IFBC. Thanks so much for the link love! :-)

Shirley

2

So glad you approve, Shirley! :) Sounds like the IFBC was a great time. So many wonderful stories I’ve been reading about it. Maybe I’ll be able to get to it next year.

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Oh, I definitely approve! The POM folks were well represented at IFBC, Heather. I had my first POMtini opening night, but most of the time it was just good old POM juice. It would be fantastic if you could attend next year. Still have to do my post on everything!

Shirley

4

Well, I know what I’m ordering next time I see my favorite bartender! His Mojitos were awesome, but since I am definitely more of a Cosmo girl, I’ll take one of these.

5

Char – I knew it would get your attention. :)

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