Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro; Leigh Ann Ross
Recipe from Cooking Light

Marry the flavors of pomegranate and Key lime for a light, fizzy cocktail that not only looks beautiful, but also tastes delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 3 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • Crushed ice
  • Key lime slices (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes or just until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; cool.
  2. Combine sugar syrup, club soda, pomegranate juice, vodka, and lime juice. Place crushed ice in a martini shaker; add about 3/4 cup pomegranate mixture. Cover and shake. Strain into a glass. Garnish with lime slice, if desired. Repeat procedure with remaining pomegranate mixture.

Notes

Key limes are smaller, rounder, and more robustly flavored than the common Persian lime and often have yellow-green skin. They're perfect for this drink, but you can substitute 1/4 cup regular lime juice. Prepare the syrup a day ahead, and keep it in the fridge until you're ready to mix the cocktails. For a festive touch, sugar the rims of the glasses.

Jeff Gremillion,
December 2007

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 151
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 22.5g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 21mg
  • Calcium: 15mg