Once upon a Christmas night, we invented the Pomeranian cocktail. So named because our friend Deb was infatuated with the idea of getting a Pomeranian puppy and because the drink featured pomegranate juice. Deb realized her folly, got another cat or three, but we’re still in love with grenadine. That’s what you call fresh pomegranate juice mixed with simple syrup: grenadine.
In a divine moment of serendipity, the pomegranate tree in Montone is full of ripe fruit AND amazingly, unexpectedly I found limes at the store. This is the second time this year that I’ve found limes in Umbria, maybe there is a trend afoot?
I’ve simplified the pomegranate juice extraction process by using a food mill so that’s no longer the messy issue it once was.
One thing led to another, and a Pomeranian was just what we needed to make the night perfect.
2 oz gin
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz St. Germaine
1/2 freshly made grenadine syrup
Shake. Rest. Shake again and serve.
Where’s the evolution? What if it were made with an egg white? Would that froth tie the drink together? It’s Friday night...give it a try...let us know!