Move Over Mojito & Sister Margarita..LITE POM Cocktails Are Summer’s Coolest Potion: Here’s How To Drink Them In! Cheers
KDH has discovered a new way to get your antioxidants at happy hour. LITE POM, the new lower calorie pomegranate juice that is infused with tea and sweetened with pure fruit juices, is the perfect mixer for this season’s coolest cocktails. Refreshing! Here’s a few recipes to concoct at your next party:
East Hampton Jubilee
1 ounce Aalborg Jubileum Akvavit
1/2 ounce Cointreau
3 ounces Lite POM Pomegranate juice cocktail
2 ounces watermelon juice (cut a fresh ripe watemelon into chunks and muddle in a colander placed over a bowl to capture the juice)
Long slice of European cucumber with the skin on for garnish
Slice of Granny Smith apple for Garnish
*Assemble all the ingredients except the garnishes in a highball glass three quarter filled with ice. Stir and garnish with the apple slice and cucumber slice. The cucumber slice should be long enough to cleat the top of the glass an inch.
Finishing Surf School
4 ounces Lite POM Black Currant juice cocktail
1 1/2 ounces grapefruit vodka
5 or 6 mint leaves
1 mint sprig
*In a highball glass, place the mint leaves in the bottom of the highball glass and muddle gently with an ounce of the Lite POM. Fill the glass nearly full with ice and dd the Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka and the remaining Lite POM. Stir and garnish with the mint sprig.
The Dunes Wind
3 ounces Lite POM black currant cocktail
1 1/2 ounces Rum
1 1/2 ounces ginger ale
Long slice of European cucumber with skin garnish
Mint Sprig garnish
*Fill a Collins glass with ice cubes and pour in all the ingredients. Stir and Garnish with the long cucumber slice and the mint sprig.
The Gin Lane
2 1/2 ounces Lite POM blackberry juice cocktail
1 1/2 ounces gin
2 1/2 ounces tonic water
Lime wedge garnish
*Assemble the gin, Pomegranate juice cocktail and the Schweppes Tonic water in a highball glass filled with ice. Squeeze the lime wedge garnish over the drink and drop the lime wedge into the drink. Serve with a stir-stick.
**LITE POM is available in four flavors: Pomegranate, Pomegranate Black Currant, Pomegranate Blackberry and Pomegranate Dragonfruit. Available at Waldbaum’s, East Hampton, $2.49 for 16oz.