Tart and zingy, this lemon pomegranate zinger will get the holiday party started.
Tart, dry, and tasty. This is my take on a Gin Fizz for the holidays. It has all the lemony flavour with a hint of seasonal pomegranate.
I like to decorate all the drinks I serve over the holidays and these look so great with a few lemon slices and a load of pomegranate arils. Throw in a spring of fresh rosemary for a hint of herby aroma. Visually, the rosemary also mimics a branch from a conifer, which is oh so seasonal.
The best part of this drink is it can be made into a mocktail using alcohol-free gin, and swapping the pomegranate liquor for a syrup instead.
(Makes 4 servings)
4 oz dry gin
2 oz dry curaçao
1 oz pomegranate liquor
1 oz simple syrup (1 cup water + 2 cups granulated sugar, boil stirring until sugar is dissolved then cooled. Store in airtight contain in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.)
2 cups lemon flavoured soda water, cold
1 cup fresh pomegranate arils
1 lemon, sliced
fresh rosemary sprigs to garnish (optional)
Into a large shaker with a few pieces of ice, add the gin, curaçao, pomegranate liquor, and simple syrup. Shake well.
Into each glass add 1/2 cup lemon flavoured soda water, 1/4 cup pomegranate arils, 2 lemon slices, and ice. From the shaker strain 2 oz of the alcohol and syrup mixture. Stir and (optional) garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 163 | total fat = 0g | saturated fat = 0g | cholesterol = 0mg | sodium = 3.69mg | carbohydrates = 18.12g | dietary fibre = 0g | sugars = 17.61g | protein = 0g