2ozVodka | try infused Vodka's as wellcranberry or citrus notes would work well
½Lime Freshly Squeezed
5ozGinger Beer of choice
Mint Sprig & pomegranate arils and wedge of limeGarnish
Fill the cup with ice, and measure out 2 oz of vodka* (flavor infused vodka is yummy too, over the holidays I used Deep Eddy’s Cranberry Vodka) and pour over ice.
Pour in 2 oz of Pomegranate juice and then squeeze ½ a lime and pour over vodka, top with ginger beer, give a gentle stir and if desired.
Add a mint sprig and a few pomegranate arils**. Enjoy immediately.
If a lighter alcoholic drink is in order (for a luncheon or a lightweight, like me) use 1 oz. of vodka and increase your pomegranate juice to 3 oz., or just make up the difference with the ginger beer, which is non-alcoholic. It is also simple to make this non-alcoholic for kids or adults. Simply omit the vodka and increase the pomegranate juice.
Usually starting late fall through winter, you can purchase pomegranates already seeded in the produce section or even better because they are so much fresher; purchase a pomegranate, score the skin in quarters, carefully pull a quarter away and gently pull at the base of the seeds.