I was breaking apart a fresh pomegranate this morning to add to my yogurt, when I thought, "Ya know, the world needs more pomegranate in things..."

Laurie Cataldo

Good thing it's Friday, and time for the cocktail of the week!

I'm keeping things pretty simple, with an easy twist on a classic drink.

Now, seeing as it's pomegranate season, you can certainly make your own fresh pomegranate juice.

That is a lot of work.

Feel free to just buy the bottled juice this time. It's in every grocery store, either in the produce section or next to the OJ. (Note: that never applies to lime juice. Bottled lime juice is terrible and there's no excuse for it.)

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. cranberry vodka
  • .5 oz. triple sec
  • .5 fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. pomegranate juice
  • fresh pomegranate arils (seeds), to garnish

Shake all ingredients over ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Drop in a few fresh pomegranate arils for a sweet little bite post-cocktail!

Switch it up:

Try plain vodka, or a flavor like cherry, orange, or lemon for a different taste.
Use more or less of any ingredient to suit your tastes.
Add some pomegranate liqueur for an extra pom flavor!

*Please drink responsibly.*