Monday, December 6, 2010

Cocktail of the Month -- Pomegranate Cosmos

photo courtesy of foodnetwork
I'm sure you all have just been on the edges of your seats wondering whether I would ever publish another Cocktail of the Month.  Well, the wait is over.  Heather has come through for you again.  Yes, the very same Heather (my sister-in-law) who recommended the DELICIOUS Pimm's Cup we all enjoyed (with great frequency) this summer.

For our annual Thanksgiving-time girls' night in, Heather suggested the drink, my mother and Aunt Sallie procured the ingredients, and we all sat around and enjoyed one of the best Chinese takeout dinners I have ever had.  Certainly the cocktails added to that enjoyment, but I will be perfectly honest and cheesy by saying that the real enjoyment was the intergenerational love and conversation accompanied by many, many laughs.  (We missed you, Nina!)

Next time you have the chance to surround yourself with many women you love, try these.

Courtesy of Ina Garten, a gal who knows her cocktails
2 cups (16 oz) good vodka
1 cup (8 oz) orange liqueur (we used your average triple sec)
1 cup (8 oz) pomegranate juice (we used POM)
1/2 cup (4 oz) freshly squeezed lime juice

Pour all ingredients into a pitcher and give it a ceremonial stir. Refrigerate until ready to consume. A classic cosmo would be served in a chilled martini glass, but we enjoyed this on the rocks with a splash of seltzer added.

1 comment:

Heather said...

(I feel so hip having been the originator of 2 cocktails of the month!)