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a sophisticated cocktail
Keeping up with our series entertaining outdoor, we created a special cocktail to enjoy during a gathering outside: the Pomegranate Gin Tonic cocktail. It’s a refreshing cocktail for the hotter days and most importantly, easy to make.
Gin & Tonic, G&T, Gin Tonic, however you would like to call it-this cocktail has become all the rage in the past years. This once shabby drink has now experienced a rebirth in popularity, finding its way to the chic and cool crowd. For us, it was a first and though I loved the Pomegranate Gin Tonic cocktail Fabian was more hesitant about the taste. Nonetheless, I did like the taste and can now shamelessly say that I’m a Gin-Tonic-kind-of-gal. Who would have thought! You can also switch the tonic for Ginger Ale to make it sweeter since Gin is not everyone’s type of drink.
Ever since I got into the cocktail I started loving the idea of being able to surprise friends with a cocktail I make right before their eyes. It’s not only impressive, but it also shows a certain effort you’re making for that person. You thought about a drink that would fit their taste and took the time to prepare it as well, instead of just giving a simple rum and coke. Plus, if they are people who normally don’t drink a cocktail (because cocktails have the reputation of being expensive) then they will love you after this. That is exactly what being the perfect host is all about—surprising your guests!
A refreshing twist on the classic cocktail
- 2 oz gin
- 2 oz pomegranate juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- ice cubes
- tonic water (or ginger ale)
- mint leaves for garnish
In a shaker add the gin, pomegranate juice and simple syrup. Fill the shaker with ice and shake. Fill a glass with ice and strain the drink into it. Top it off with tonic water and garnish mint leaves.