Pomegranate and Vanilla Cosmo Recipe
Pomegranates are particularly high in vitamin C and antioxidants. They are also said to curb your hunger and protect you from disease. Always use a 100% pomegranate juice with no added sugar. Or even better, blend seeds from 2 pomegranates with a little water and strain to get pure juice. The tangy taste makes it the perfect match for a Cosmopolitan cocktail.
- Ice cubes
- 3 oz. citron vodka
- 5 teaspoons Cointreau
- 3/4 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- Seeds from 1/2 vanilla pod
- Orange curls, vanilla pods, and pomegranate seeds, to garnish
Cocktail shaker, Cocktail strainer, and 2 Martini glasses
Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the vodka, Cointreau, pomegranate juice, agave nectar, and vanilla seeds. Pop the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for 1 minute. Strain into chilled glasses. Garnish with curled orange rind, vanilla pods, and pomegranate seeds.
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