Pomegranate Shrub Cosmos
These Pomegranate Shrub Cosmos are sweet and tart, crisp and clean. And oh so pretty. The perfect cocktail for a holiday celebration!
This time of year, we are rarely without some form of pomegranate in our fridge. A bottle of fresh pomegranate juice to stir into tangy vinaigrettes, breakfast smoothies, and cocktails, plus fun mocktails for the girls. And fresh pomegranates, a very special treat that will have our youngest daughter standing on a stool at the sink, plucking out those little ruby seeds (or arils), to pop in her mouth one by one. Juicy and tart-sweet, this bright fruit, even though it is very common these days, still carries an exotic allure that I hope never leaves us.
Last week I shared a recipe with you for homemade pomegranate shrub, plus a simple way that I like to enjoy it with club soda, cold and bubbly and super refreshing. Now I have a cocktail recipe for you, just in time for holiday entertaining. Take a few minutes to create your own pomegranate shrub and then mix up a batch of Pomegranate Shrub Cosmos. What a gorgeous way to celebrate this time of year!
Once you have the pomegranate shrub made (a super easy recipe!), you will only need a few items to create these pomegranate cosmopolitans. I used Tattersall vodka, a local Minnesota vodka that is crisp and clean, with just a hint of sweetness. Also in the lineup are Cointreau, my favorite orange flavored liqueur, and a few dashes of orange bitters. I love the simple-to-create depth of flavor, most notably from the vinegary pomegranate shrub.
Just imagine handing one of these festive bevvies to each of your guests, to welcome them into your home for a gathering during the holidays. Pretty and in-season, the pomegranate shrub cosmos are sweet and tart, crisp and clean.
Pomegranate Shrub Cosmos
- Add all ingredients to a jar or small pitcher. Give a slow, gentle stir with a spoon and place in refrigerator a few hours prior to serving, or overnight. This cocktail is best when served very cold, but shaking with ice in a cocktail shaker gives this drink a cloudy appearance, and I prefer the pretty, clear look. So I place the cocktail glasses and the mixed cocktail in the jar in the freezer for 30 to 40 minutes before serving.
- When ready to serve, just give the mixed cocktail a slow, gentle stir with a spoon and divide between chilled glasses. Add a twist of fresh orange peel to the side of each glass and enjoy.
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