2nd Time is the Charm

Last year’s best of show had returned…Pomegranate Whiskey Sour. Actually, I have a confession.  Well, two confessions.  First, we actually enjoyed Pomegranate Whiskey Sour last weekend.  But, I was too thirsty to take photos.  Second, we killed off our first bottle of whiskey this evening.  The one purchased in November and cracked open Thanksgiving weekend. Fa-la-la….must be the holidays!

Here’s the thing about this cocktail:  the ingredients are simple.  And forgiving.  By forgiving I mean play with the ratios.  The entire cocktail is composed of lemon juice, pomegranate simple syrup and whiskey.  That’s it.  Sometimes I like it to be a little more citrus heavy, other times a little sweeter.  The ingredients are adjusted accordingly.  So, here’s your starting place.  Play from there.

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Pomegranate Whiskey Sour

Pomegranate simply syrup:
1/2 c water
1/2 c sugar
1 c pomegranate seeds

Mix water and sugar in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes.  Remove from heat, add pomegranate seeds.  Allow to cool.  Toss into a blender.  Blend.  Strain, dispose of seeds.  This will make enough for more than two cocktails.  Because you will want more than just one.

The cocktail (makes one):
2 oz pomegranate simple syrup
2 oz fresh lemon juice (though I’ve been known to use bottled in a pinch)
4 oz bourbon or whiskey (don’t be shy)

Stir all ingredients together.  Add ice.  You’re welcome.  You’re very, very welcome.

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