Don’t Judge Me Mondays: Pomegranate Holiday
When I decided to have pomegranate as the next Flavor of the Month, I couldn’t wait to try out some cocktails! I love this one because it has the addition of sage, which gives it a festive feel for this time of year.
Let get to it!
Fill a shaker 2/3 full with ice and put in the sage leaves.
Now add the pomegranate molasses and then all the other ingredients.
Now it’s time to muddle a few times. If you don’t have a muddler, use the handle end of a plastic spatula. The muddling is an important step because it crushes the sage, allowing it to release some of its oils (flavor, basically).
Pop the top on your shaker and give it several vigorous shakes. You really want to make sure that pomegranate molasses melds with everything. It adds a nice tartness to the cocktail but a big mouthful of it by itself would not be pleasant.
Now take the top off your shaker and distribute the drink between two martini or other stemmed glasses.
Garnish each glass with a sage leaf if you’d like. I’ll be honest, I tried pomegranate arils but they all sunk to the bottom of the drink, lol.
This cocktail feels fancy without being over the top. You can find all the ingredients in your neighborhood supermarket and the sage and molasses give it a sophisticated flavor. I feel like pomegranate has such a distinct flavor too, so it all makes for a special cocktail.
- 4 sage leaves, plus more for garnish
- 1/2 teaspoon pomegranate molasses
- 5 ounces pomegranate juice
- 4 ounces bourbon
- 1 ounce orange juice
- Fill a shaker 2/3 full with ice and put in 4 sage leaves.
- Add pomegranate molasses and then all the other ingredients.
- Muddle a few times.
- Pop top on shaker and give it several vigorous shakes.
- Remove shaker top and distribute the drink between two martini or other stemmed glasses.
- Garnish each glass with a sage leaf if you'd like.