Pomegranate-Key Lime Vodka Cocktails

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro; Leigh Ann Ross
Marry the flavors of pomegranate and Key lime for a light, fizzy cocktail that not only looks beautiful, but also tastes delicious.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 151
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 22.5 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 21 mg
Calcium 15 mg

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

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.

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.

Note:

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