by Kathy Smith
If you’re downing glasses of eggnog, hot-spiced wine and beer at your New Years Eve party, consider this…An average person guzzles nearly 4,000 alcoholic calories this week! That’s equivalent to approximately 33 glasses of wine! That won’t be you this year.
Instead, toast with one of these four pomegranate cocktails. Pomegranates are claimed to be “one of the most promising health foods,” packed with nearly three dozen antioxidants, and and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals. Drink up…
4 1/2 oz. POM Pomegranate Honey Green Tea
1 1/2 oz. dry sake
1/2 oz. citrus vodka
2 long slices of English cucumber, cut to look like chopsticks
Serve and enjoy!
1-1/3 oz. freshly squeezed pomegranate juice* or POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice or .25 oz. of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice Concentrate
1-3/4 oz. vodka
1/3 oz. orange liqueur
1/3 oz. fresh lime juice
Twist of lime
Pour ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake sharply and strain into glass. Garnish with a twist of lime. Serve and enjoy!
1 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed pomegranate juice* or POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
1 1/2 oz. vodka
4 oz. lemon lime soda
Lemon wedge for garnish
Build the ingredients in a highball glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge. Serve and enjoy!
1 oz. freshly squeezed pomegranate juice* or POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1 1/2 oz. grapefruit juice
1/2 oz. sour mix, or 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lime
1/2 oz. simple syrup (equal parts sugar and cold water dissolved together)
Spiraled orange rind for garnish
Assemble all ingredients in bar or mixing glass. Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with spiraled orange rind. Serve and enjoy