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Pom and Circumstance

Photo: Thomas J. Story

Total time 10 mins

Makes 2

"This cocktail was invented simply because I had leftover cranberry-orange relish from hosting Thanksgiving," says reader Trilby Parker of Redwood City, California. You can also use a combination of orange zest and store-bought cranberry sauce, as we've done here.


  • Zest of 1/2 orange, cut in wide strips (use a vegetable peeler)
  • 3 tablespoons cranberry sauce or relish
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1 tablespoon Pama pomegranate liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup Cran-pomegranate cocktail juice, such as Ocean Spray brand
  • 4 whole frozen cranberries rolled in sugar and put on cocktail skewers as garnish (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 171
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • protein 0.0 g
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 19 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • sodium 10 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Put zest and cranberry sauce in a cocktail shaker and muddle it with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon. Add 1 cup ice and the remaining ingredients. Shake well. Strain mixture into 2 martini glasses.