The weekend is here and it’s time to make a cocktail or two. I recently tried Van Gogh’s Pomegranate Vodka. Which you can easily drink on the rocks or mixed into a cocktail. This vodka has a few different fruits in it that make it a more complex than other pom vodka’s. The pomegranates that Van Gogh uses are from Spain. The other fruits that are in this vodka are strawberry, cranberry and orange. It’s not overly sweet there is a balance of sweet and bitter in the flavor. It also received 95 points from Wine Enthusiast. Here are some recipes I made with the pom vodka.
Cocktail One (I couldn’t think of names for these)
1 tablespoon of pomegranate seeds
1/2-1 teaspoon of superfine sugar (to taste)
2 lime wedges
1.5 oz oz of Pomegranate Vodka
2 ounces seltzer
Mix seeds, sugar, and lime muddle until sugar dissolves. Top with vodka, ice, and seltzer.
Variation: I love elderflower so you can add a 1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur such as St. Germain. It tastes so good.
This one is so easy to make it’s really light and refreshing and it’s great for a summer day or if you are just wishing that it’s summer already.
1.5 oz Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka
2 oz Club Soda (or Tonic)
2 oz Sprite
Juice of 2-3 Lime Wedges
Lime for garnish
Fill a small glass with ice. Pour in your vodka, add the Club Soda and Sprite. Squeeze in the juice of 2-3 lime wedges. Garnish with a lime wedge.
If you have great pomegranate drink recipes please share them with me in the comments.
You can read more about Van Gogh’s Pomegranate Vodka here and find some of their recipes, Van Gogh Vokda.