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Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

pomegranate cosmo cocktail

Discover the vibrant and refreshing Pomegranate Cosmopolitan, a twist on the classic cocktail. This drink combines the tangy sweetness of pomegranate with the smoothness of vodka, creating an irresistible blend that’s perfect for any occasion. Read on for an easy-to-follow recipe and tips to make your Cosmo stand out!

Tasting Notes

  • Flavor Profile: A harmonious mix of sweet and tart, with a hint of citrus.
  • Aroma: The drink emits a fruity and slightly floral aroma, courtesy of the pomegranate and lime.
  • Appearance: It boasts a deep, ruby-red hue, inviting and elegant.
  • Mouthfeel: Smooth with a balanced acidity, leaving a pleasant, slightly sweet aftertaste.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 0.5 oz Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • Pomegranate Seeds for garnish
  • Lemon Twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the vodka, pomegranate juice, triple sec, and lime juice.
  3. Shake vigorously until well-chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a twist of lemon and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill the martini glass beforehand to keep your cocktail cooler for longer.
  • Adjust the sweetness by varying the amount of pomegranate juice.

Variations

  • Sparkling Pomegranate Cosmo: Top with a splash of soda water or champagne for a fizzy twist.
  • Pomegranate Rose Cosmo: Add a dash of rose water for a floral note.
  • Virgin Pomegranate Cosmo: Skip the vodka and triple sec for a non-alcoholic version.

FAQs

What can I use instead of triple sec?

Cointreau or any orange-flavored liqueur works well as a substitute.

How do I make it sweeter or more tart?

Adjust the balance by varying the amounts of lime juice and pomegranate juice.

pomegranate cosmo cocktail

Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 0.5 oz Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • Pomegranate Seeds for garnish
  • Lemon Twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the vodka, pomegranate juice, triple sec, and lime juice.
  3. Shake vigorously until well-chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a twist of lemon and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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