Hey guys, this week I wanted to share with you one of my favourite winter cocktails. One that I love to serve throughout the winter months especially during the Christmas holidays. This Winter Pomegranite Mojito with Venezuelan Rum is a fresh yet full bodied delicious cocktail that can be made alcoholic or non alcoholic.
To me a great life saver when I just want to make one cocktail and cater for those non alcoholic drinkers and those that like a boozy drink, and either way you make it is equally delicious.
One of the key things in this recipe is the quality of the pomegranate juice, you need a good quality one, none of those sugary light red juices made of 1% pomegranate. The one I’m using in this recipe is 100% pomegranate juice and you can really taste it!!
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This Winter Pomegranite Mojito with Venezuelan Rum is a fresh yet full bodied delicious cocktail that can be made alcoholic or non alcoholic.
- 500 ml Lemon and lime sparkling water
- 1 ltr Pomegranate juice
- 2 Limes one for making the drink and another for decorating the glasses
- 2 Lemons one for making the drink and another for decorating the glasses
- 2 handfuls Pomegranate seeds
- 1 bunch Fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 - 1 cups White Venezuelan Rum optional
In a pitcher add the mint leaves, 1 lemon and 1 lime thinly sliced and using the back of a rolling pin bruise the ingredients until they have released all their flavours and oils about a minute
Then add the lemon and lime flavoured sparkling water, pomegranate juice and a handful of pomegranate seeds, mix and leave in the fridge for at least 1 hour
If you’re making it alcoholic add ½ to 1 cup of Venezuelan white rum.
To serve pass the cocktail through a sieve to filter all the mashed leaves, lime and lemon slices and pomegranate seeds.
Add a couple of ice cubes, 1 tbsp of pomegranate seeds for texture, more slices of lime and lemon and decorate with a sprig of mint leaves.
ALCOHOLIC WINTER POMEGRANATE MOJITO COCKTAIL
One of things I love about this cocktail is how good it is whether alcoholic or not, and of course I make it with white Venezuelan rum, why? Because Venezuelan rums are one of the bests rums wining worldwide prizes year on year.
So I found this supplier in the UK with a large range of Venezuelans rums, whether dark or whites and I really encourage you to try them.
Unfortunately Venezuelan rums have not been advertised in this country and only those in the know or rum enthusiasts know of its existent, of course, it doesn’t help they’ve only arrived in this country not long ago, in comparison to Europe where you could find them for a few years now.
When you visit the site Master of Malt the Venezuelan rum brands are by order of quality: Diplomatico (consider the best in the world for a few years running), Santa Teresa and Pampero.
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See you next week with another delicious recipe
HAPPY COOKING :-)!!