Thursday, December 3, 2015

Sunshine and a Cocktail

Red Blooded Americano
I don't think there is more colorful drink than the one pictured here even though it took some work.  The work involved tearing apart a large, fresh pomegranate and running the arils through a potato ricer to extract the juice while leaving the seeds behind.  The juice was added to the ingredients for an Americano and it came out shocking, electric red.

Combine one ounce each fresh pomegranate juice, Campari and sweet vermouth.  Pour over ice and stir until well chilled.  Top with club soda or seltzer and stir again.  Toss in an orange peel for a garnish.

Very fruity and punch like at first, it becomes full bodied in the mid palate and finishes with the wonderful bitterness of the Campari.  Of course the ones that followed were much easier since there was a good amount of pomegranate juice remaining.  Low alcohol and quite tasty. 

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