Monday, 28 April 2014
pomegranate and lime cocktail
If pomegranate is the food of the gods, this cocktail might just be the drink of angels.
My lime tree is loaded at the moment, and the combination with my pomegranate harvest, well, it was just too good to resist.
I have no idea what this kind of cocktail would set you back to buy at a swanky bar, but at my place where the pomegranates and limes are free, the price is most definitely right.
Of course if you don't happen to have a lime or pomegranate tree, you could still make this cocktail. I guarantee it'll impress your friends. Promise. It's yumalicious.
Pomegranate and Lime Ambrosia
(will make 4 cocktails)
Vodka (a good quality one)
Here's how I do it.
Finely grate the skin from 1 lime. Mix with around half a cup of granulated sugar. Sit sugar mix on a plate. Cut a wedge from the lime and run around the rim of the glasses (so there is a line of juice). Dip the rims in the sugar. Sit them aside to dry while you make the cocktail.
Add a handful of ice to a jug. Squeeze the juice from 1 of the pomegranates into your jug along with the juice of 2 limes. Add a good slug of vodka, about 1/3 cup cranberry cordial and top up with lemonade. Stir it and have a taste.
The sweetness of pomegranates varies, so make sure you sample a little to make sure the balance is right. If your pomegranates are really tart you might need a little more cordial. If it's too sweet add some more lime or pomegranate juice. You don't want to make it overly sweet though, as the sugar on the glass will add some extra crunchy sweetness as you drink.
Finely slice a lime. Separate the seeds from the second pomegranate and set aside.
Add ice cubes to your cocktail glasses. Pour your cocktail in carefully (so you don't disturb the sugar rim). Add some lime slices to the top plus a handful of pomegranate seeds. You can decorate the rim with another slice of lime.
Enjoy (in moderation, of course!)
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