Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pomegranate Gin Sling

For some reason, in our world, Thanksgiving is about eating and Christmas is about drinking. Our holiday meal is simple roast tenderloin with the regular acoutrements (including a really nice Cabernet). During the cocktail hour(s) beforehand, as we open presents and rifle through stockings, we partake of lots of little nibbles and a special cocktail or two. Here's one that's just the ticket.

Pomegranate Gin Sling
Makes two cocktails.

1/4 cup gin
1/4 cup pomegranate juice, chilled
1 tablespoon simple syrup
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
12 pomegranate seeds
2 lime slices

Combine fist 4 ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker; strain even portions into two chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish with the pomegranate seeds and lime slices.

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