Make the base for these pomegranate cosmopolitans ahead of time and shake individual cocktails “to order.” Or for individual drinks, combine 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) each pomegranate juice and vodka, 4 teaspoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon Cointreau, 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger juice and 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2007

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Mix pomegranate juice, vodka, lime juice, Cointreau (or Grand Marnier), ginger juice and sugar in a large pitcher.

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  • For each drink, fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, add 1/2 cup Cosmo mix, and shake until the shaker turns frosty and cold. Dip the rim of a martini (or highball) glass into water and then in sugar (to "sugar the rim"). Strain the drink into the martini glass (or over fresh ice in the highball glass). Garnish with a twist of lime zest, if desired.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1 and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Note: We use bottled ginger juice (pressed gingerroot) to add the taste of fresh ginger without the work of mincing or grating. Use it to flavor drinks, stir-fries, marinades or anywhere you'd use fresh ginger. Find it in specialty stores or online at gingerpeople.com.

Nutrition Facts

188 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 4 mg sodium. 107 mg potassium; 17 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g fiber; 15 g sugar; 0.1 g protein; 10 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mg vitamin c; 2 mcg folate; 3 mg calcium; 2 mg magnesium;

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