As we count the days until 2013, here’s a drink that’s worthy of New Year’s Eve celebrations (or even this weekend if you want to take it for a test drive.)
This year, I treated myself to a bottle of Domaine De Canton – the ginger liqueur from France and served these Pomegranate Gingertinis at our Christmas dinner. The concoction was inspired by a recipe photo in the December issue of Philadelphia magazine for the Honeybell, a gingery cocktail delight created by local restaurateur Mitch Prensky.
I really have developed a new love for all things ginger this year (case in point: Ginger Pear Applesauce, Ginger Carrot & Sweet Potato Bisque, Ginger Lemongrass Fizz.) My new favorite “adult soda” is Reed’s Extra Ginger Beer (I get it at Trader Joe’s) which I used to top off these drinks.Print
This cocktail features ginger liqueur, vodka, ginger beer, pomegranate juice and seeds. It’s perfect for any celebration and for toasting on New Year’s Eve.
- 1 ounce ginger liqueur (like Domaine de Canton)
- 1 ounce vodka or raspberry vodka
- 1 ounce sparkling pomegranate juice
- 4 ounces ginger beer
- 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
- Mix ginger liqueur, vodka and pomegranate juice and pour into a glass. Top with ginger beer. Add two ice cubers and pomegranate seeds.
Truth be told, the Canton ginger liqueur is also fantastic when simply mixed with bubbly Prosecco – which may in fact be our New Year’s Eve drink this year – for our wild & crazy evening of having the neighbors over, ordering Chinese food and watching Anderson & Kathy on CNN.
Do you have a favorite drink (besides Champagne) for New Year’s Eve? Any fun plans for December 31st?
Wishing all our readers and fellow bloggers a very happy and healthy 2013!