Pomegranate Pucker

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This makes a perfect Valentine’s cocktail.  It is a simple pomegranate gin sour.  Pomegranate juice is tart and not overly sweet.  It pairs well with juniper, olives and oranges.  Thus, our selection of ingredients.  For the Gin we used Gin Mare*, which has a balanced juniper note and is distilled from olives, among other herbs.  For the orange, we added a touch of Grand Marnier.  The flavor is tart with just a touch of juniper and citrus.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Gin (We used Gin Mare)
  • 1 3/4 oz. Pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 oz. 2:1 Simple Syrup
  • 1 bar spoon Grand Marnier
  • Lemon peel

Directions:

  1. Chill a cocktail glass with ice and water
  2. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir to chill
  3. Double strain into chilled cocktail glass
  4. Express the lemon peel over the drink and discard the peel

Raise a glass “to L’Amour

*Doc Elliott’s Mixology receives no compensation for brands mentioned


 

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