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I made this pomegranate cosmopolitan to sip one evening, as a pleasant refreshment while I was catching up on e-mails on the home computer.

Popularized by a television show during its six year run at the turn of the century,  these libations can still commonly be found on most cocktail menus. Although the cosmopolitan is ordinarily a cranberry concoction, I enjoyed the interesting twist with the addition of pomegranate juice.


pomegranate cosmopolitan

2/3 cup pomegranate juice

1/2 cup vodka

1/4 cup Cointreau

2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

ice cubes

Place pomegranate juice, vodka, Cointreau and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake to chill. Strain into martini glasses.


Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit, February 2006