POM Cocktail Party
After we had finished the POM Pimms, we moved on to sampling a POM and Ginger Martini.
Please note this video is unedited, because Microsoft Movie Maker (understandably) hates Apple’s .MOV file format and I can’t be bothered messing around with codecs. The lack of editing possibly makes it more funny though.
|Enjoying a POM & Ginger Martini|
This was a fun cocktail to make because it starts off with muddling fresh ginger in a POM syrup. I had made the syrup earlier in the day, as it only takes 2 minutes and then needed to be left to cool. The freshness of the ginger mixed really well with the vodka, apple juice, and pomegranate flavours to provide a deeply flavoured, lightly spiced and quite pleasantly sweet cocktail. It is a slightly unusual taste for me, as someone who doesn’t really like gingery drinks, but I did really enjoy this. So if you hate ginger beer, but you want to try something new, this is the cocktail for you. It would really have been better out of a martini glass, but you can’t have everything.
|POM Bramble goes down nicely!|
The next cocktail from the book that we tried was the POM Bramble. I love a gin based drink so this was an obvious choice for me. Sadly, the supermarket where I got the POM from only had the original pomegranate and pomegranate and mango flavours in stock, so I couldn’t make the recipe up exactly as per the book.
However, it was still a lovely berry based drink, with a light gin flavour in the background, all of which was well balanced by the fresh lemon juice, meaning it was not too sweet and certainly not sickly.
After we’d tasted these cocktails and I made some more for those guests that wanted them, we opened up the cocktail bar for people to experiment with the POM Wonderful juice for themselves. We got some interesting combinations after a while!
We all really enjoyed this new pomegranate twist on some of our favourite old cocktail recipes. It was great to share something new with friends and I have to say it made for a lot more refinement to our home barbequeing experience than we would normally expect!!
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