Although summer is already in full swing, I had the genuis idea last night (hey, better late than never right??) to start a new series...
Welcome to Thirsty Thursday!
Each Thursday, until summer ends (or longer if you all comment and let me know you like the idea) I will post a new drink, some may have a little "kick" to them, others may not, but feel free to get the ingredients, test them out, and let me know what you think!
This recipe comes from the site of POM, for those that don't know POM is short for Pomegranate, their Corporate Offices in LA are LEED Silver certified, and they are proud to grow, juice and bottle their own fruit. POM is very high in antioxidants and helps fight free radicals, what better reason to test it out!
I have loved POM for many years now, and my family has made our own version of mixing POM juice and San Pelligrino with crushed ice. However, when I was looking around on their webiste I found this treasure I thought would be DELICIOUS for us East Coaster's who are currently suffering through a HEAT WAVE.
1 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed pomegranate juice* or POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
1 1/2 oz. gin
4 oz. bitter lemon or Lemon San Pellegrino
1. Build all the ingredients over ice in a highball glass.
2. Garnish with a slice of English cucumber.
* This cocktail can be made with freshly squeezed juice from a POM Wonderful pomegranate or by using POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice. To juice the pomegranate, cut it in half (as you would a grapefruit) and juice using a citrus reamer or a juicer. Pour mixture through a cheesecloth-lined strainer.
I myself am not really a GIN person though that's Greg's liquor of choice, so I will use vodka, (I am 1/2 Czechoslovakian). So feel free to use either or neither and let me know what you think. Get out your barware and join me!
Images from: here and here