Imperial Pomegranate Cocktail

Yields 1

Prep Time 10 min

Cook Time 2 min

Total Time 12 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. New Amsterdam Gin
  • 1 oz. sweetened Pomegranate juice or Pomegranate Liqueur if you must!
  • 2-3 Slices of muddled ginger
  • 2-3 Slices of muddled lemon
  • 2-3 Slices of muddled cucumber
  • 1 oz. Simple syrup
  • Pomegranate seeds

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain all ingredients into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

Recipe Notes

Simple rule for simple syrup. Equal amounts of water are mixed with sugar until the sugar is melted. The problem with that basic recipe is that unless you keep a supply on hand you will have to wait for it to get cool.

So...I make mine a bit differently. I use one-half part water to 1 part sugar and put them into a pan on the stove on medium heat. Once the water boils and the sugar is dissolved, remove the pan from heat and pour the mixture into a heatproof vessel. Add one-half part ice cold water to this mixture. Voila...cool simple syrup! For example:

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
Add together in saucepan and boil til sugar is dissolved
Remove from heat and pour the simple syrup into a heat proof container
Add 1/4 cup ice cold water and stir. Done and done!

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