Some people come from money; I, on the other hand, come from funny (which is even better). My Uncle Steve named this drink. Don’t you love it?
The folks over at Pom Wonderful contacted me a while back and asked if they could send me some of their juice to try (for free, okay, FTC?). I was honestly a little hesitant because, um, I was pretty sure I was the last person who hadn’t tried pomegranate anything yet and I wasn’t sure what to expect. A lot of people love the stuff, however, so I gave it a shot.
For my first attempt I thought I’d try pomegranate molasses.
Fail, party of one. Not having a clue what I was doing following a specific recipe, I cooked the mixture too long and ended up with a giant Le Creuset-shaped lollipop. Oops.
Not wanting to wash that pan again repeat my mistake, I thought I’d try something different. And, if y’all haven’t noticed, it’s a million degrees outside so a cool cocktail sounded like the thing for my next pomegranate attempt.
Success! It is yummy and tart and sweet and limey (is that a word?) and I’m loving it.
- 2 Tbsp. simple syrup
- 2 Tbsp. pomegranate juice
- 1/4 cup rum
- squeeze of lime
- Mix all ingredients; serve over ice and enjoy!
This makes a sweet drink, so feel free to adjust the simple syrup as your little heart desires.