This ruby red, sweet-tart cocktail combines homemade sugar free citrus simple syrup, lime juice, vodka and deep-red pomegranate juice. This is my seasonal version of the classic cosmopolitan.
Time: 10 minutes
2,4 fl. Oz. (8 cl.) vodka
0,7 fl. Oz. (2 cl.) citrus simple syrup*
4,7 fl. Oz. (14 cl.) pomegranate juice **
Juice from 2 limes
4-6 ice cubes
* Sugar free simple sugar is made by combining 3 fl. Oz. (9cl) water, one tablespoon tagatesse and one teaspoon lime- or lemon zest, then bring it to a soft simmer for 5 minutes to infuse.
** You get the best taste with freshly pressed sweet pomegranate juice. This is how made it. Run a knife just under the skin from the top and down on all 4 sides. Fill a large bowl with water, and while you hold the pomegranate under water, press your thumbs in to tear the pomegranate into 4 wedges. Now fold the pomegranate wedges open to reveal all the gems. Still holding it under water, use your fingers to loosen or flick of the gems. When you’re finished, strain of the water and pour the gems into a double food safe plastic bag. Remove the air from inside the bag and close the bag with a clip. Use a rolling pin to break all the gems, check with your hands if you’ve got them all. It feels like bubble wrap. Now simply strain, and you have the freshest pomegranate juice possible. Drink it as it is or try a pomegranate cosmopolitan.
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