Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

When a representative from POM Wonderful generously provided me with a dozen bottles of pomegranate juice, I was thankful but hesitant. I had never tried the stuff before, or even had any drink, dessert or other dish containing pomegranate, and for good reason. My mother is break-out-in-hives, throat-swellingly allergic to the fruit, and frankly, I didn’t want to take the risk that I would be too.

But, I did.

… And it’s a good thing I don’t have the same bad reaction, because I think I’ve found my new favorite cocktail! I know you’ll love it too, whether it serves as a festive holiday cocktail or a casual after-dinner drink. The sweet, slight bitterness of the pomegranate and orange juice is delicious, and combined with a splash of fresh lime juice and a shake with some ice cubes, it’s magic on your tongue!

If you don’t drink, don’t worry about it! Just replace the vodka with some clear, fizzy soda, and you’ve got yourself a sinless version of the same cocktail.

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Pomegranate Cosmopolitan

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

3 oz. (2 shots) POM Wonderful pomegranate juice
3 oz. (2 shots) vodka
3 oz. (2 shots) orange juice
1 tsp. lime juice
Ice cubes

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a martini shaker and fill with ice cubes; shake well. Strain into glasses. Garnish with a sliced lime.

Cheers!

Adapted from Kraft Food & Family

      

36 Responses to “Pomegranate Cosmopolitan”

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    Jennifurla — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    I am in love with the gorgeous colors, when shall I be over dear?

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    eatGREEK — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    this looks amazing and I would like to try it! :D

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    Liz Blogisthenewblack — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Gorgeous pic- delicious drink!

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    LaBellaCook — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    This looks incredible and your photo is gorgeous. I love POM so this is definitely one to try. I am loving your blog!

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    Betty @ Scrambled hen fruit — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Pomegranates are such a beautiful fruit- and they have so many health benefits! Glad you’re not allergic like your mom! :) Lovely drink, with or without the vodka.

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    cakeduchess — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Hi Georgia-This looks decadent. Delicious. I would love one now:)The kids would love it w/sparkling water. I would love it the grown-up way. Super photos.

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    Chicago Cuisine Critique — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I’m loving yours and am your newest follower. :)

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    Miranda @ Mangoes and Chutney — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    I was wanting to do a Pom drink a few weeks ago. I’ll have to check this one out.

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    Ashley — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Pass one over this way please. I love me some fruity cocktails! :)

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    Baking Serendipity — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Let me tell you what…I’m headed to a cabin in the mountains of Arizona this weekend. If you’ll bring these cocktails, I’m so sure everyone there would love you :) These look fantastic!

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    Lindsey at Burn Me Not — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Ooh, what a perfect drink to have handy for the upcoming holidays. Can’t wait to try it. Cheers!

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    Pam — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    I’ll take one please!

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    coolblogger — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    sounds exotic!

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    Monetm1218 — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    This would be such a lovely cocktail to serve at a holiday party. I’m also glad that I don’t have an allergy to pomegranates…they are so good, and I’ve only recently started to enjoy them! This concoction looks like such a bright and flavorful way to end a long day. Thanks for sharing, sweet woman!

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    Angie's Recipes — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    I simply love its vibrant purple red colour and refreshing taste!

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    Cheryl — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    I love this! I have a dinner party this weekend – and I am going to try these. I love your recipes and your photos are always so beautiful.

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    Cristina — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Oh! Beauty of a drink mixed into a cosmo! You’re a brave girl to test if you were allergic to it too like your Mom. :) I’m looking fwd to making a couple of these.

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    Katrina — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    I love this! I am going to make this for my girls night. Thanks!

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    Susi — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Oh yea, this is my kind of cocktail! Love the color and I’m so making it this weekend :o) Too bad I have to purchase my POM juice at the store instead of getting it shipped to me LOL

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    Twopeasandtheirpod — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Such a pretty drink!

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    StephenC — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    OMG, Peter and I went through a period a few years ago of drinking cosmos (with pomegranate juice) before dinner. This is a blast from the past.

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    Stephanie — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Cosmos are one of my favorite drinks, and the thought of adding pomegranate juice to them makes it sound even better! Plus, this would make a lovely holiday drink. Thanks for sharing!

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    Heather — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    That sounds so super-delightful.

    I’ll be hosting a POM Party on 11/13, courtesy of POM Wonderful, and intend to serve POM Margaritas…but I think this might need to be on tap, too. Though, I better be careful or the food might come out pretty sloppy, indeed. :)

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    Georgia — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    That sounds great, Heather! Are you serving food made with the POM juice, too? I wouldn’t even know where to start in terms of cooking with the stuff, but I can make a great cocktail!

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    Evan @swEEts — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    This sounds delicious! I would love to get a box of pomegranate juice! I responded to your comment on my blog but in case you don’t see it- I’m only 45 minutes outside of Austin so you have to let me know when you move and we can grab coffee or something :)

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    Marla {family fresh cooking} — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Glad to read that you do not share the same allergy as your mom. This pom cocktail is beautiful!

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    Heidi — January 10, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    I’m forwarding this to my husband right now, so he can make me one to celebrate his birthday. I’ll make the cake, he can provide the PomCos!

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    Annie — January 10, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    I love the photo and I have always LOVED pomegranate cosmos!

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    Chef Bee — January 10, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    Love this. Pom juice is great in so many recipes but right now I could really use your cocktail. Yum.

    Plan B

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    Urmomcooks — January 10, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    Pomegranates are so festive! A drink is a perfect way to show them off! Looks fabulous!

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    Jenn's Food Journey — January 10, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    Oh how I love pomegranate juice!! I would even drink a cosmo with it in it and I”m not a huge fan of cosmos!!! This looks lovely!

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    Jihane Jeanty (Sinful Sundays) — January 10, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    I could so use this right now. Looks so good!

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    Heidi's Recipes — January 10, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    My husband and I are sipping these as we make vegetable stock f (for our turkey brine) and bake pies. Yum and fun! Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Georgia — January 10, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    That’s awesome, Heidi! Glad you’re enjoying the cosmos. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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    enrolled agent cpe — January 10, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    I love Pomegranate, I can eat quite a few too. It never occurred to me though that i can also mix it with my favorite drink and come up with an amazing cosmo. You just gave me another reason to love this amazing fruit. Thanks!

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    Blackbookkitchendiaries — January 10, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    perfect to a girls night out:) and the color is just pretty! i love this already. thanks for sharing.

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