We host Christmas Eve dinner at our house, and this year I tried to come up with a new drink to serve. We also have wine, and basic bar drinks, but I thought it would be fun to make something and have my guests give it a name. The winner is: The Moscow Pom Cocktail.
Moscow Pom Cocktail
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Similar to the Moscow Mule, this one is made with vodka and seltzer, but instead of the ginger beer it it flavored with pomegranate syrup, giving it a sweet and tart flavor and a nice festive color.
It seems like everyone loves the flavor of pomegranate, and some even call it a super food. If you search the net, you will find studies stating that pomegranates help with prostate cancer, heart disease and even some say it strengthens bones. I’m not sure that this syrup quite qualifies but I do like the idea.
Vodka was our choice liquor for this cocktail. Leave it out for a Virgin Moscow Pom, or substitute it with another clear alcohol, such as gin, or tequila.
The fun part of creating a new cocktail is having others name it. Above is a pic of the recipe. We taped it to the bar cabinet, and let anyone, write a name for the concoction. My brother in law thought it could use a shot of heat, so he added Tabasco. The name Moscow Pom came from my husband, who is a big Moscow Mule fan. We decided that it’s a lot like a Moscow Mule, with pomegranate syrup instead of ginger beer.
You can purchased this pomegranate syrup online. It comes equipped with a pump and a booklet of interesting recipes.
For added fun, pick up some colored sugar, and rim the lip of your glass. This can easily be found at the grocery store in the baking aisle.
Just another easy, creative bit of entertainment to enjoy with your family and friends.